Put Your Best Foot Forward
December is a busy month and you’re probably rushing around trying to check all sorts of things off your list. One minute you might be slushing through the rain in heavy boots and the next you might slip into a pair of dress shoes for a work meeting, then into some strappy heels and finally a pair of sneakers for an evening jog.
This time of year, your feet take a beating. You might not think about them much since they practically live in shoes and socks when it’s cold out, but caring for your feet is an important part of total body and skin health. The skin on our feet might seem rough and tough, but it’s actually very sensitive. Corns, calluses and bunions are just a few of the painful foot issues that can arise from improper care of your feet.
Dry skin on feet can lead to cracking and bleeding, and shoes that are too tight can create problems such as hammer toes, blisters and ingrown toenails. It’s important to give your feet time to rest each day and also to make sure they are clean and dry after bathing, especially between toes where fungus can often show up.
No matter what kinds of skin issues you are dealing with on your feet, our team of board certified dermatologists here at Knoxville Dermatology Group can help.
Are your feet showing signs or symptoms of the issues mentioned here? Whether during the holidays or anytime throughout the year, skin health should be taken seriously and our feet are an important part of that. Schedule an appointment today with one of our board certified physicians to get your skin the care it needs so it can reach its fullest, healthiest potential.
Contact Knoxville Dermatology Group at 865.690.9467.