It's Spring, the season of renewal. If you made a New Year's Resolution that involved getting more active, it might be time to renew that resolution! Wheher it is walking or running, having healthy feet is paramount.
It may be Spring but the rain hasn't gone away! Make sure to use appropriate shoes to ensure that you avoid keeping your feet in too moist of an environment. Athlete's foot can sneak in.
If you have kept with that resolution to be more active, how are your feet doing? Are they limiting your ability to achieve your goals? Foot pain can sideline anyone from the beginning walker/runner to elite athletes. Things to look for are heel pain that is often worse the first step out of bed. The pain may reduce somewhat over the day but is never really gone and with more activity, the pain increases as the day winds down and by the time you've been on the feet all day, you are ready to get your shoes off and put the feet up. FOOT PAIN IS NOT NORMAL!
Do you have questions about shoes and what's best for YOUR feet, bringing your shoes to an appointment is very helpful in diagnosing shoe related pain or injuries.
Ladies, are you gearing up for strappy sandals? Sometimes these types of really cute shoes may be causing more harm that good. If you have pedicures often you may have noticed a change in your nails. This could be discoloration or thickening. It is important to know how the instruments are sterilized or disenfected by your favorite salon. It takes a normal nail 9-12 months to grow out and clearing an infection of the nail plate can take months. BUYER BEWARD! Most topical medication for "nail fungus" is not helpful. Don't waste your time and money on these remedies...Vick's vapor rub is not useful in treating fungus although many doctors may suggest this.
Remember, you know your feet better than anyone. If you are having issues with your feet, it is best to get an expert opinion. Dr. Kordich is an expert in care of your feet! Call or email the office today to set up an appointment and discuss your situation and treatment options.