Keep Your Feet Healthy During the Cold Months

keep feet dry and warm in the winter

We all know we need to dress warmly and take special care when driving in hazardous conditions. But many people do not stop to consider their winter foot care. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing ways you can take care of your feet this winter.

Keep your feet dry and warm during the colder months. The best way to achieve this is to make sure you wear warm socks and proper footwear. If your feet do get wet or damp, remove your shoes and socks as quickly as possible and dry your feet.

Wear warm slippers indoors. A great way to keep your feet warm while you are at home is to wear warm socks or slippers. Not only will they keep your feet warm, but they can also help prevent any problems that might arise. Look into purchasing orthotic slippers that also provide the support you need! 

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Winter can be especially harsh on our skin, which can lead to dry skin at one point or another. A great winter foot care tip is to moisturize your feet with the right lotion for your skin after bathing. Drinking plenty of water also helps combat dry skin.

Wear wool or cotton socks. Some people think that they can wear no socks or dress socks during the colder months. But they really should be wearing wool or cotton socks, which will offer warmth. If it is a particularly cold day, choose the wool socks to ensure that your feet stay warm. 

Stay away from summer footwear. Many people think that tennis shoes, flats, and sandals are fine to wear if they are not going to be out for an extended period of time. Keep your feet healthy by always wearing the proper footwear whether it is just cold outside or there is winter precipitation.

Follow these winter foot care tips for the remainder of the winter months to keep your feet happy and healthy going into 2020 And, as always, if you’re experiencing any troubling issues with your feet or ankles, contact the office of Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists at (425) 455-0936 to book your visit or schedule an appointment online.

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