Winter is on its way and it’s time to prepare your feet for the frosty weather! If you plan on being outside a lot in freezing temperatures, it’s crucial to take care of your feet and watch out for any possible winter-related foot issues that may arise. Our Dallas podiatrist offers some tips for caring for your feet during the winter.
It’s very important to invest in well-fitting, comfortable and warm footwear for the snow and rain. Keeping your feet warm is number one for winter foot care. Your shoes should be waterproof and provide good traction, even if you live in a milder, rainy climate, as keeping your feet dry is integral to maintaining good foot health!
If you live in a very cold region with heavy snowfall, it’s best to invest in a quality insulated boot if you plan on trudging through the snow.
The most common problem with poorly insulated shoes during the winter is frostbite. If you suffer from poor circulation or diabetes, this can be an even bigger risk. It starts out as cold feet, then leads to numbness and pale skin. Mild cases can be treated by immediately going inside and warming your feet up, but it may be difficult to tell. If you suspect that it is severe, it’s critical to go to the doctor or contact your podiatrist!
Having solutions to prevent cold feet before they start is the best way to go. Aside from waterproof boots for the rain and insulated boots for the snow, there are other ways to keep your feet toasty! Moisture-wicking socks are great for wet conditions, and wearing thick wool socks will help retain heat. If you still need some extra warmth, you can get some heated insoles for your boots.
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 Dallas 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.