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How to Keep Your Feet Healthy

By Dr. Jason Gold, DPM, FACFAS | Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus DPM, RPhs, FACFAS

Keeping your feet healthy and pain-free may be easier than you think. Many people experience daily foot pain as a result of employment that requires standing or walking for hours upon end. If you are experiencing severe foot pain then it is important to contact your podiatrist in Boca Raton to ensure that you are not suffering from a more severe foot condition. However, to alleviate mild foot pain try incorporating the following simple tips:

Work on Improving Muscles:

Having strong muscles in the feet will ultimately result in healthier feet. When the ligaments, muscles, and joints are all strong and flexible, the feet are able to withstand more walking, running, and general use than when the muscles are weak. Short hikes or walks on uneven ground can help build up the muscles without causing strains.

Get the Best Footwear:

The best pair of shoes, hiking boots, or other footwear for any individual will vary. The best way to find the right footwear is trying it on and finding something comfortable. Having footwear custom fitted will help ensure the shoes are comfortable and properly support an individual foot.

Along with the best footwear, having good socks will also help. In general, wool or synthetic socks are best because they do not retain moisture.

Allow the Feet to Rest:

Walking or standing all day is tough on the feet, particularly while wearing shoes. When you get a break at work or at any point during your day, try to take your shoes off and give your feet a quick break. Massaging gently and cleaning the feet can also help them feel rested and refreshed within a short break period.

Everyone needs to take measures to care for their feet, particularly if they are spending hours hiking, stand all day, or otherwise are constantly on their feet. Fortunately, with the right shoes, muscles, and a good rest throughout the day, your feet can remain strong and healthy.

Dr. Jason Gold, DPM, FACFAS

Known for his expertise in thorough diagnostic testing and a steady surgical hand, Jason M. Gold, DPM, is a leader in modern foot and ankle care and sports medicine. He’s one of a handful of doctors who’s board certified in foot and ankle surgery in Palm Beach County. Dr. Jason Gold cares for patients at Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center, a state-of-the-art practice with locations in Boca Raton and Boynton, Florida.

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus , DPM - Podiatrist in Boca Raton, FL

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus DPM, RPhs, FACFAS

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus is a foot, ankle, and leg vein specialist practicing in South Florida. She is considered a leader and innovator for various procedures in her field, including fat pad and vein care. Dr. Schoenhaus grew up in southern New Jersey and she considers herself a true Philly girl. After graduating from the University of Michigan, having studied kinesiology and human movement, she went to Temple University in Philadelphia where she got her doctorate.

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