Foot Care Essentials

Foot Care Essentials

If you’re like most people, you think of your feet only when something goes wrong: your foot hurts, you get athlete’s foot, a blister or some other foot problem. But it’s important to practice good foot hygiene every day, whether you sense a foot problem or not. Our feet are the foundation of our mobility--keeping our feet in the best possible shape maximizes our ability to walk, work, do chores and engage in recreational sports and activities.  

It’s especially important to take care of your feet if you have a chronic condition such as diabetes, which puts feet at risk for amputation, or arthritis. And, although many foot problems tend to surface as we age, by taking care of our feet when we’re younger, we can prevent or reduce the chances of foot problems later in life.

In this section, IPFH offers information on all aspects of caring for your feet and your family’s feet, as well as an integrated approach to selecting and fitting padded socks and shoes to ensure the best fit.



Whether this is your first cause walk or you’re a seasoned “pro,” I congratulate…

Children’s feet are not simply “miniature” versions of adult feet. They are shaped…

All of us have fat pads (technically, “plantar fat pads”) on the bottoms of our feet.…

When participating in water sports or while playing or relaxing near water, it’s important to…

Hiking and backpacking present challenges to even the healthiest and best-conditioned feet. Carrying…

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