At-home foot treatments can be beneficial to keep your feet healthy. If you have reoccurring issues like calluses or functional problems like toe cramps, there are options for self-care. Our Plano foot specialists provide information about the best foot treatments you can do yourself at home!
Some foot problems can’t be treated at home, such as plantar fasciitis, sprains, and breaks. However, there are ongoing issues that can be maintained with common household supplies. These include treatments for cracked heels, calluses, and toe strengthening exercises.
Some do-it-yourself solutions for foot problems can also make you feel great. Calluses (hardened tissue on the foot) can form on the heel or balls of the feet due to dryness or friction from shoes and can be helped with a foot spa. If you don’t suffer from diabetes or severe calluses, you can relieve your calluses and cracked heels at home. Simply warm up water in a foot spa or bin, add Epsom salt, and soak your feet for up to twenty minutes. Then, scrub the dead skin off gently with a pumice stone and apply a thick lotion to maintain moisture for smooth feet.
If you have hammertoes or other conditions that cause toe weakness, you can use methods such as picking up a towel with your toes to increase toe strength. Other at-home solutions for foot pain include rolling your foot over a golf ball to stretch your foot; however, if you feel an increase in pain during or following this exercise, contact our podiatrist as you may have a bigger foot problem.
At-home treatments are great for maintaining foot health, but it’s always important to have regular checkups with our podiatrist, especially if you have ongoing foot problems. Contact our podiatrist today if you have any concerns.
The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about hammertoe and other topics related to podiatry, feel free to contact Dallas Podiatry Works, with a convenient podiatry office in Plano, TX, by calling 972.564.8556 or by clicking here.
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.
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