Why Footcare Is So Important

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If you’ve been following our blog, you know we have covered numerous foot conditions, from foot pain to diabetic foot care and bunions. But, at some point, you may be wondering, “Why is caring for my feet so important?” Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing some things to consider.

Why Should I Care About My Feet?

The first thing to point out is that problems with your feet don’t only affect your feet. If your foot hurts to the extent that you can’t walk, you’ll probably stop being active. And while this can diminish your quality of life, it also puts you at risk for serious diseases such as cancer and heart disease.

Because feet are essential to mobility, foot issues can lead to psychological issues as well. When people cannot move around easily, they lose their independence and result in an overall loss of confidence. So it’s not surprising that compared to the general population, psychiatric problems are more than twice as common in people who suffer from long-term physical illness.

Prevention is Key

Foot pain can be debilitating, so preventing foot issues is crucial. To accomplish this, be sure you wear shoes that fit properly and avoid high heels and flip-flops whenever possible. Talk to your podiatrist about wearing custom-fitting orthotics in your shoes to provide support where needed.

Prevention also involves periodically examining your feet. Staying in touch with your feet can help you determine when something may be wrong.

Many different foot conditions can occur, including minor issues, such as athlete’s foot or ingrown toenails, to more serious problems like neuromas and bunions. If you think you may have an issue with your feet, show them some love - contact the office of Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, at (425) 455-0936 today to book your visit or schedule an appointment online.

We’re here to ensure your foot issues do not create any other physical or psychological problems.

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