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Shoe Shopping Tips: Nice Nails Need Nice Shoes!

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Buy New Pair of ShoesYour friendly Dallas Podiatry Works staff recommends that you spend time shoe shopping—you’re welcome, ladies!—to prevent ingrown nails and other issues that keep you away from wonderful social resources like the African American Museum of Dallas. Now, it doesn’t have to be Black History Month to appreciate the various exhibitions and collections at the AAM, but February is set aside as a month to reflect on both the struggles and contributions of this cultural segment and visiting the museum is a great way to do so.

Ingrown nails can be painful and quite uncomfortable when you spend lots of time on your feet, even if you are checking out interesting exhibits, learning new things, and viewing some very cool art pieces. If you already have an ingrown nail condition, make an appointment with Dallas Podiatry Works and let us take care of that for you. Otherwise, you should take steps for avoiding the situation in the first place.

When it comes to preventing ingrown nails, there are two main tactics: One, focus on how you trim your toenails. Clip them straight across (no rounding off!) and not too short. This is an essential grooming tip that can prevent discomfort and even infection. Two, choose footwear that fits properly, offers ample room in the toe area, and has heels that are less than 2” tall.

Following those guidelines while you are shoe shopping will land you with footwear that not only helps prevent ingrown toenails, but also a variety of other foot conditions that are uncomfortable, painful, or even unsightly, like corns, bunions, and hammertoes. Current fashion trends might want you to squeeze into tight stilettoes with gigantic heels, but they are clearly not thinking about the health of your feet!

Many ladies may consider themselves to be “shoe shopping experts,” but Dallas Podiatry Works knows best when it comes to the shoes your feet want you to choose. Whether you want extra tips for shoes that fit, or you have an existing foot or ankle condition, we are here for you. Our Dallas and Plano, TX offices help patients from the Dallas, Plano, Irving, Las Colinas, and Coppell communities achieve healthy, pain-free feet. Call toll free at (888) 716-5283 or use our online form to make an appointment with us.

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Dr. Joel W. Brook
Dr. Joel Brook is a board-certified podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon at Dallas Podiatry Works in TX.

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