The New Year is around the corner, and it’s time to make your New Year’s resolutions! Why not make great foot health a part of your goals? Maybe you’ve been putting off taking care of foot pain or investing in quality footwear, but now is the time to take care of it. Our Plano, TX, podiatrist offers some advice on steps you can take during your new year to preserve your foot health and put your best foot forward!
It’s easy to put shoe shopping aside if you have a busy schedule, but your feet know the difference. Bad, old, or worn-out shoes contribute to foot problems and even issues with gait, and you may not notice until it’s too late. If you’ve been putting off shopping for new exercise shoes and it’s been over 6 months, treat yourself to a new pair for good support and preservation of your foot health. If you’re a runner, it’s especially important to keep your shoes in good shape to preserve your knees and shins.
Sometimes we all put our self-care on hold to focus on daily tasks. Simple upkeep for calluses and ingrown toenails, or even fungus prevention, can get put on the back burner. But the new year is the perfect time to take care of yourself. Get back into the routine of Epsom salt foot soaks, pumice stones, foot massages, and toenail grooming for the new year!
Given new shoes and self-care, you may still have serious problems lurking, like bunions you’ve tried to ignore. It’s critical for you to take care of these issues before it’s too late, and now’s the time to get in for your podiatry appointment. Even if it’s just time for a checkup, this is a great way to start the new year.
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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