5 Winter Foot Care Tips

Winter weather is almost upon us, so it’s important to take certain precautions to ensure that your feet stay warm and dry. Proper foot care in the winter is especially critical for people with diabetes and circulation problems. Below are 5 tips that will keep your feet looking and feeling healthy this winter.

1.Keep your feet clean and dry

Wearing boots and thick socks may keep your feet warm and toasty in the winter, but it can also cause them to sweat a lot. Keep your feet dry by putting foot powder in your socks.

2.Use cotton and wool socks

Use natural fabrics like cotton and wool instead of synthetic blends. Socks made of synthetic materials can cause your feet to get sweaty. Excess moisture can also cause the skin to cool down more quickly and potentially lead to frostbite.

3.Wear comfortable boots

Wear boots that fit comfortably and that aren’t too tight. Tight footwear can decrease blood flow, making it harder to keep your feet warm and increasing the risk of frostbite. You should be able to wiggle your toes, but your heel, instep, and the ball of your foot should be immobilized.

4.Dry your boots and shoes out

Prior to going back outside in your boots or shoes again, be sure to dry them out thoroughly. This will help prevent your feet from getting cold quickly.

5.Wash your feet every day

Wash your feet thoroughly every day with soap and water. Change your socks daily.

Stopping a Bunion in its Tracks

#WyomissingPA “Bunion” is a dreaded word for many people when they go to a podiatrist.
Hi, this is Doctor Jess Drezner. I’m a podiatrist in Wyomissing, where a number of residents deal with problems with their feet, including bunions.
A bunion is characterized by the bending of the big toe, followed by a protruding of the base joint. Individuals who develop bunions should visit a podiatrist at the first sign of the condition, as at this stage it is the most treatable. For some patients, simply switching out their footwear to shoes with a wider toebox can stop the issue in its tracks if it is caught early.
If you think you have a bunion, don’t live in fear. Come to my office in Wyomissing and let’s deal with the condition head-on!
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Having a Neurectomy

#WyomissingPA Many people have heard of a hysterectomy or an appendectomy, but few have heard of a neurectomy. What is it? I’ll tell you.
I’m Doctor Jess Drezner and I’m a podiatrist here in the Wyomissing area.
The procedure known as a neurectomy is most commonly associated with those that suffer from a condition known as Morton’s neuroma. The disorder affects the nerves in the foot, especially those between the third and fourth toe. When other treatments fail, a neurectomy may be the only resolution. It involves the removal of the enjoined nerves that are causing the problem.
Neurectomies are last resorts at my office here in Wyomissing. If you deal with Morton’s neuroma, let me help you stop the condition before it progresses any further.
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