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A Guide to Getting Your Feet in Tip-Top Shape for Spring

It’s almost time to trade in our boots for warm-weather shoes, and even if you’re ready to welcome spring, your feet may need a little extra attention before slipping into those sandals. The team at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists wants you to focus on all areas of foot health, and that includes some foot pampering once in a while! Add the below tips and tricks to your routine for feet that look as good as they feel.

Exfoliate

Start your spring foot care routine by exfoliating with a gentle foot scrub to remove dry, dead skin cells and reveal softer, smoother skin. Pay special attention to areas prone to calluses, such as heels and the sides of your feet.

Hydrate Your Skin

Winter can wreak havoc on your skin, leaving it dry and cracked. A rich, moisturizing cream made specifically for the feet will reveal softer skin for the spring season.

Trim and Shape Your Nails

Give your toenails some TLC by trimming them straight across to prevent ingrown toenails. Use a nail file to shape them and smooth any rough edges.

Strengthen with Foot Exercises

Don’t forget your feet when hitting the gym or doing your at-home workouts! Toe stretches, ankle circles, and picking up marbles with your toes can help improve flexibility and strengthen foot muscles.

Choose Comfortable Footwear

Transition to spring-appropriate footwear that provides proper support. Opt for shoes with cushioning and a comfortable fit to prevent discomfort. Consider rotating your shoes to give your feet a variety of support, or even incorporate custom orthotics.

Don’t Forget the Sunscreen

Your feet also need protection from strong rays. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to the tops and sides of your feet before heading outside.

Treat Your Feet to a Soak

A 15-20 minute soothing Epsom salt foot soak can help relieve tension and promote circulation.

From exfoliating to wearing comfortable shoes, taking care of your feet is a wonderful way to step into the new season with confidence. If you need help accomplishing any of the above, we’re ready to give you some guidance! Come see Dr. Hubert Lee and the team at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists so you can be one step closer to healthy toes. You can schedule an appointment online or call today at 425-455-0936.

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