Foot Pain & Injuries in Greenville, NC

Because we travel so far on our feet throughout our lifetimes, about 75% of us experience a foot problem. Distance covered, along with ill-fitting shoes, hard floors, fungus, and other issues only increase the chance of further foot issues in the future.​

MY FEET HURT! WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP THEM?

Inspect your feet daily

Wash feet every day with warm water and bath soap

Wear shoes appropriate to the activity or sport in which you participate

Alternate shoes instead of wearing the same pair everyday

Walk for exercise

Use home remedies with caution

Give your feet some sun and air, but avoid exposing them to rain, cold, or excessive sun

Wear proper fitting shoes – even at home

Don’t ignore foot or ankle pain

Trim toenails straight across, avoid cutting the corners

ATHLETIC FOOT CARE IS VERY IMPORTANT!

For those with poor circulation in legs and arms, walking for exercise and increase the size and efficiency of vessels, preventing further issues in the future (including heart attacks!). 

When beginning a fitness routine, it is very important to have the proper shoes. Podiatric physicians show that sturdy, well-fitting athletic shoes of the proper size are best. It is important to have shoes that are flexible at the ball of the foot, with cushioning, arch support, and plenty of room for your toes. This can also be assisted with a cushioned sock for reinforcement.

Call us or visit us today so we can recommend the right shoe style for you

Suit Up & Shoe Up

It is important to keep a stable day-to-day walking shoe, while also making sure to wear the correct shoes if you have an existing foot condition. No matter the shoe, it is important that it feels stable to you.

When you exercise, you are putting tremendous pressure on your feet. Even without exercise, foot issues can cause problems with your knees, hips, and lower back. Healthy feet are critical to a successful fitness program and exercise routine. There are over 300 different foot ailments, so it is important that you reduce the risk of suffering from them by having the proper shoes and foot care.

Foot Care & Fitness

Before you start your walk, make sure to stretch and properly to avoid muscular issues. Additionally, it is important to set goals for your walking. Start by slowly making small walks a habit, adjusting in frequency and length as time moves on.

When exercising, listen to what your body and your feet are telling you. If you are feeling pain or discomfort, you might be doing too much too quickly. Give yourself time to slowly improve without causing damage to your feet. 

Always remember to see your doctor first before beginning a fitness plan.
Fitness Planning

The human foot is complex, containing 26 bones, 33 joints, and a large network of tendons, muscles, and ligaments. To keep this complex human machine running, it is important that you keep your feet healthy for daily pursuits and fitness programs.

  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Blisters
  • Corns and Calluses
  • Heel Pain
 
Conditions that Impact Exercise

If you are planning on starting a regular walking regimen, then great foot care must be maintained. Make sure to wear thick socks, have well dried feet, powdering before putting on absorbent, balanced shoes. It is also important to maintain nails.

Additionally, for walking it is best to avoid the over-the-counter remedies for more serious issues like corns or calluses, as this can cause more damage than good. Always see a podiatric physician first!

While a Podiatrist’s main focus is the feet, they are fully aware of everything that goes into a yearly checkup. Aside from this, foot issues may be signs or symptoms of other issues within the body. Visit us today and we will consult with your primary physician to make sure you are in the best hands possible.

Fitness & Your Podiatrist

DIABETIC FOOT CARE INSTRUCTIONS!

  • Examine both feet carefully every day for injury such as blisters, cuts, bruises, calluses, or infection.
  • Use a mirror to see your feet or have someone else at home check your feet. Report; injuries promptly to our office.
  • Report; injuries promptly to our office.
  • It is important to keep your feet clean. Bathe them daily in warm (NOT HOT) water. Dry carefully, especially between the toes, with facial tissue.
  • To preserve circulation, do not smoke.
  • Wear properly fitted clean socks. Do not use stockings with tight elastic bands.
  • Soft leather shoes are best for daily wear. Shoes should be comfortable at the time of purchase. News shoes should be worn for short periods at first. Check your feet frequently with new shoes.
  • Avoid extremes of temperature, either hot or cold. Test water with a thermometer before bathing. Water temperature should not exceed 105 degrees.
  • DO NOT use chemicals on your feet or medicated pads. Also, many home remedies are dangerous!
  • If your feet are cold at night, wear loose wool or cotton socks. Do not apply hot water bottles or heating pads.
  • DO NOT cross your legs while sitting, as this will reduce circulation to one leg.
  • Ask for help if you find it hard to take care of your feet.
  • DO NOT trim calluses or thickened toenails by yourself or by a family member, as this is very dangerous.
 

Family Foot & Ankle Physicians, PLLC

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1432 E Firetower Road
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252.439.1150
After Hours: 252.814.3668
Fax: 252.439.1152

info@familyfootanklephysicians.com

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