It's easy to forget about your feet during the winter months because they are usually covered up with warm cosy socks, slippers or boots. But if you have any foot problems such as Toenail Fungus, Bunions, excessively dry cracked heels or Warts, now is the time to take care of them before the spring, before you pull out your sandals! Some foot problems can take weeks and even months to resolve. For example, if you opt for Laser Treatment to treat that stubborn toenail fungus, while the laser instantly kills the Fungus, it will take weeks for your toenails to grow out clear. Warts can take multiple treatments to eliminate as can severly cracked heels. And of course, if you have a bunion or anything else that requires surgery, you will need to allow time to heel and recover.
So, now is a good time to visit your podiatrist - make that call.
Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the year. That means thousands of people moving through airports which also means thousands of shoeless feet walking through security. This can be potentially risky for your feet as conditions like toenail fungus, warts, bacterial infections and athlete's foot can be spread! So, what can you do to keep your feet safe? Wear thick socks. And if that doesn't work with your shoe choice, then at the very least, wear nylon hose to protect yourself. The other lurking danger is the risk of a heavy bag falling on your barefeet so stay alert and aware of your surroundings.
On that note, have a Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels.