August is National “I Love My Feet” Day. Our feet are essential to our daily lives, and we must care for them. This means more than just getting a pedicure; it’s about keeping them healthy and comfortable.

Here are three essential elements to keep in mind:


A properly fitted pair of shoes is your feet’s closest companion. A good pair of shoes should be stylish and provide comfort and support to your feet.

  • It’s really important to wear shoes that fit well. Wearing ill-fitting shoes can cause problems like bunionsblisters, and plantar fasciitis.

  • Choose shoes with good arch support, heel support, cushioning, and the right width to ensure a comfortable fit.

  • It’s best to buy shoes at the very end of the day when your feet are at their largest to get a more precise fit.

  • Remember to prioritize foot health by replacing worn-out shoes for better comfort and support, even if it means letting go of beloved pairs.

Taking Care of Your Feet Daily Is Important

Establishing basic daily habits can have a huge impact on the well-being of our feet.

  • Wash your feet with soap and warm water, especially between your toes. Dry them well to prevent fungal infections.

  • Trim your toenails straight across and never too short to avoid ingrown toenails.

  • Use a good foot cream to keep your feet moisturized.

  • Try doing some gentle stretches to keep your feet flexible and healthy.

Lifestyle Changes

The foundation of good foot health is often rooted in adopting healthy habits.

  • Keep a healthy weight to avoid putting too much strain on your feet and ankles.

  • Regular exercise can improve blood flow and keep your foot muscles strong.

  • If you stand or sit for long periods at work, take breaks to stretch and move your feet.

  • Avoid wearing high heels all the time as they can cause many problems for your feet. Save them for special occasions.

Remember, your feet are really important! If you ever have pain, swelling, or any problems with your feet, it’s a good idea to see a doctor specializing in feet (called a podiatrist) for help.

At Bay Podiatry AssociatesDr. Argirios Mantzoukas, our board-certified podiatrist, treats a variety of conditions, such as diabetic woundsbunionshammertoesheel painnerve painplantar warts, dry skin, and calluses. We provide excellent service for patients in the Bath Beach, Kings County section of South Brooklyn. Contact our office at 718-266-1986. Our office is at 8635 21st Avenue, Suite 1C, Brooklyn, NY, 11217.

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