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Spring Preparation for Feet in Five Days

As spring approaches and temperatures rise, it is time to ensure your feet are primed for the season ahead. A successful strategy consists of spending five days performing various methods that can accomplish this. On the first day, it is soothing to soak your feet with Epsom salts that can help to soften calluses and rough patches, followed by a gentle scrub to remove dead skin cells. The second day calls for moisturizing your feet with a nourishing cream, focusing on areas prone to dryness and cracks, to promote hydration and circulation. Trimming your toenails can take place on the third day, and this is done by trimming your nails straight across and filing any rough edges to prevent ingrown nails and ensure a neat appearance. Performing gentle stretches and movements to improve flexibility and mobility in your feet and calf muscles can occur on the fourth day. Finally, the fifth day is all about pampering and protection, which can consist of treating your feet to a relaxing massage. Additionally, it is important to apply sunscreen if open toed shoes are worn. If you are looking for additional tips on foot preparation for the spring season, it is suggested that you consult a chiropodist.

Springtime is the season that many people use to get back into exercising and sports. It’s also a time when foot and ankle injuries may be more common. If you have a foot or ankle injury, please consult with one of the chiropodists from Complete Family Footcare & Therapy. Our clinicians can help you maintain the health of your lower limbs and your mobility. 

Common Foot and Ankle Problems in Spring 

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Shin splints 

  • Strains

  • Sprains

  • Fractures

  • And more

Avoiding Injury

  • Increase physical activity slowly and gradually

  • Wear comfortable, well-fitted shoes and socks

  • Take time to rest following a workout 

  • Recognize and treat any injuries promptly 

Treatment at Home

  • Rest the injured foot

  • Apply ice to reduce swelling

  • Compress the injured foot with a bandage 

  • Elevate the foot to prevent swelling

Serious, chronic, or particularly painful injuries require medical care by a professional. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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