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Tuesday, 29 November 2022 00:00

Given how much work our feet do for us in getting places in life, it stands to reason that we should take care of them well. Feet that look good generally feel good. Going barefoot can lead to injuries, especially if done so on hard surfaces. It is better to wear cushioned sandals or slippers when indoors. Choosing the right footwear is imperative in taking care of your feet. It is important to wear supportive shoes designed for the activity undertaken. One would not want to wear tennis shoes for running or high heels for working or standing for prolonged periods. When shoe shopping, cushioning, arch support, and shock absorption are key factors to look for. The shape of the shoe should also match the shape of the foot, and shoes should be comfortable from the moment they are tried on. Assess the soles of the shoes to examine unevenness as well as wear and tear, and replace shoes when necessary. Check your feet regularly and gift yourself pedicures and foot massages as key ways to relax the feet and care for them. If you have problems with your feet, do not self-diagnose. Instead, visit a podiatrist who can examine your feet and catch and treat anything that goes amiss.

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact Dr. Tupper from Coshocton Foot Health Center. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Everyday Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. Without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks.

It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before. For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops. Wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent Athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Coshocton, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Tuesday, 22 November 2022 00:00

One of the most common things pregnant women experience is swollen feet and ankles. The body produces 50% more fluids and blood, and this is needed to soften the body as the baby develops. Additionally, it helps the pelvic area to prepare for delivery, and these extra fluids are responsible for approximately 25% of weight gain during pregnancy. There are outside factors that may contribute to sudden weight gain and can be controlled to limit extra weight gain from fluids. These can include standing for extended periods of time, eating foods that have increased levels of sodium, and choosing to eat foods that are low in potassium. Swollen feet may be helped by wearing supportive stockings, frequently elevating the feet, and drinking plenty of water daily. For more tips on how to reduce swollen ankles, please confer with a podiatrist who can help you with effective prevention methods. 

Pregnant women with swollen feet can be treated with a variety of different methods that are readily available. For more information about other cures for swollen feet during pregnancy, consult with Dr. Tupper from Coshocton Foot Health Center. Our doctor will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

What Foot Problems Can Arise During Pregnancy?

One problem that can occur is overpronation, which occurs when the arch of the foot flattens and tends to roll inward.  This can cause pain and discomfort in your heels while you’re walking or even just standing up, trying to support your baby.  

Another problem is edema, or swelling in the extremities. This often affects the feet during pregnancy but tends to occur in the later stages. 

How Can I Keep My Feet Healthy During Pregnancy?

  • Wearing orthotics can provide extra support for the feet and help distribute weight evenly
  • Minimize the amount of time spent walking barefoot
  • Wear shoes with good arch support
  • Wear shoes that allow for good circulation to the feet
  • Elevate feet if you experience swelling
  • Massage your feet
  • Get regular, light exercise, such as walking, to promote blood circulation to the feet

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Coshocton, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Wednesday, 16 November 2022 00:00

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Tuesday, 15 November 2022 00:00

The toes contain many of 26 bones in the foot. Fractures of these bones are common and must be treated properly. Traumatic fractures are caused by a direct impact, such as dropping something heavy on the toe. These fractures can cause the bones to be displaced, giving the bone a crooked or abnormal appearance. Stress fractures are tiny hairline cracks along the length of the bone, mostly the result of repetitive use. Runners often have stress fractures. Experts agree that both types of fractures need medical treatment so they heal properly. If ignored, or allowed to heal on its own, a toe fracture can limit mobility or make it difficult to find shoes that fit. Other consequences include an onset of arthritis, chronic pain, and deformity. Treatment of broken toes should be overseen by a podiatrist who can examine the toe and diagnose the severity of the injury. In many cases non-surgical treatment, such as buddy wrapping, is sufficient. But with certain types of fractures, surgery may be required. If you have broken or even severely bruised a toe, please consult a podiatrist as soon as possible.

Broken toes may cause a lot of pain and should be treated as soon as possible. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact Dr. Tupper from Coshocton Foot Health Center. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What Is a Broken Toe?

A broken toe occurs when one or more of the toe bones of the foot are broken after an injury. Injuries such as stubbing your toe or dropping a heavy object on it may cause a toe fracture.

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

  • Swelling
  • Pain (with/without wearing shoes)
  • Stiffness
  • Nail Injury

Although the injured toe should be monitored daily, it is especially important to have a podiatrist look at your toe if you have severe symptoms. Some of these symptoms include worsening or new pain that is not relieved with medication, sores, redness, or open wounds near the toe.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Coshocton, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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