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.
How to Practice Good Foot Hygiene
March 09 2012
Few people think of foot hygiene as part of their daily routine, yet it should be. Because our feet…
How often have you bought a new pair of shoes, sneakers or boots only to discover that after a day…
Pedicure Pointers from IPFH
June 01 2016
There’s no question that a pedicure can make your feet look more attractive, which is why it’s…
Preventive Foot Health for Children
March 05 2015
Taking care of your children’s feet and helping them learn to care for their own feet can help…
Why Preventive Foot Health is Important
March 11 2012
Most people take their feet for granted, until pain or problems such as blisters or calluses develop.…