April is Foot Health Awareness Month. Our feet are often overlooked until we have an injury when we should actually be giving our feet daily attention. Whether we are diabetic, suffer from hypertension, or are perfectly healthy, even children should pay special attention to their feet. Our feet will carry us average of 115,000 miles in a lifetime, so avoiding foot problems should be a priority for everyone (http://www.villagepodiatrycenters.com/).
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Here are just a few tips for healthy Feet according to http://www.villagepodiatrycenters.com/:
- Inspect feet daily using a mirror; look for injuries, cracks, peeling, and dry skin.
- Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to the tops of your feet and between your toes to prevent burns and skin cancer.
- Allow toe nails time to “breathe” and recover from the effects of nail polish; leave off the polish for several months each year.
- Always wear shoes in public places to avoid foot fungus or plantar warts and cuts that can lead to infection.
- Dry your feet and between toes after showering to avoid fungal infections.