Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Loving Foot Care: Be Sweet to Your Feet

Is your family in need of some bonding time? What about an adventure race? The Houston 2014 Great Amazing Race is taking place February 15, 2014 at the George Bush Park. This one-mile obstacle course is designed for adults and kids in grades K-12. Hard work, communication, and having fun is all that is required. Grab your family and sign up! Also, don’t forget to take care of your feet along the way.

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Let’s face it: our feet are often ignored—that is, until a problem arises. Whether it is after a run, at home after a long day of work, or after showering on a lazy Saturday morning, be sweet to your feet. Good foot care goes a long way in keeping your feet happy and healthy, and it doesn’t take much effort to get great results.

Develop a habit of following a simple foot care regimen each and every day. First, wash and dry your feet daily. Afterwards, give them a little check up. Give each foot the once-over and look for any developing blisters, corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, dry skin, cuts and changes in color or texture of your skin and nails. After showering or a footbath, smooth away rough, dry skin with a pumice stone. Use a moisturizing cream if your heels are dry and cracked, but avoid putting cream between your toes as this increases the risk of a fungal infection. Don’t forget about your toenails – they should be trimmed straight across and not too short to prevent ingrown toenails. Finally, wear comfortable shoes that allow feet to breathe and be supported.

If you haven’t been treating your feet well and are now left with pain or a developing problem, don’t wait to contact Houston Foot Specialists. Dr. Jeff Bowman is the expert you need to get your feet back in shape. Call our office in Houston, TX at (713) 467-8886 to make an appointment today.


  1. I agree that our feet are most often ignored. This is why so many people have feet problems and have foot pain. I agree that it's important to contact a specialist when you start developing pain in your feet. It's better to solve the problem earlier than later!

  2. I didn't know that there were certain things you should do everyday to help care for your feet. My feet have been hurting me a lot lately and I have been considering seeing a specialist. Is there a way to determine what kind of shoes are best for me?