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By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
May 18, 2017
Category: Foot Care

Basic foot care is easy to miss because our feet are the last thing we think of when it comes to health. But when they are neglected they can certainly remind us of their pain and discomfort.

 Here are some basic foot care suggestions to keep your feet healthy.

  • Wash your feet regularly and pay attention to changes in color and temperature. Peeling on the soles can indicate athlete’s foot, while discolored toe nails can be a sign of a nail fungus.
  • Be cautious when using home remedies for foot ailments because they can turn a small problem into a larger one if it isn’t treated.
  • Trim your toenails straight across and not too short or close to the nail bed. Cutting into the sides can cause ingrown toe nails.
  • Chose the right shoe, it is so important especially as you age. The wrong shoe can create many issues and the style right now is sympathetic to health conditions and offer more options.
  • Rotate your shoes every day as this could save you from getting athlete’s foot or any other related fungal condition.
  • Walking bare foot in the summers comfortable but it can put you at risk for injury and infection. Supportive andals are a good alternative and still allow your toes to get some air.
  • Do not ignore foot pain, it is your body’s way of telling you that there is something wrong! Please contact us if you are experiencing foot pain.
  • If you are a diabetic you should consult both your podiatrist and general doctor to ensure you are tending to every sign of trouble.
  • Use moisturizing lotion to help keep skin dry. Just a small amount a few times each day does the trick.
  • Exercising daily keeps your feet moving which keeps them healthy!

If you are experiencing pain in your feet or just need to address chronic foot or ankle issues call Dr. Mayer Salama or Dr. Daniel Salama for an appointment at 313-274-0990. We understand the importance of keeping your feet in good health all year long and educating yourself on foot care is the key to long term prevention. You can visit us in any of our locations in Trenton, Dearborn, Farmington Hills, and Clarkston Michigan. 

Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
3408 West Rd (In Grange Plaza)
Trenton, MI 48183 -(734) 676-4664

2200 Monroe
Dearborn, MI 48124 - (313) 274-0990

6770 Dixie Hwy. Suite 101
Clarkston, MI 48346 - (248) 625-1110

23800 Orchard Rd Suite 201
Farmington Hills, MI  48336 - (248) 474-0040