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Dr. Marsh Shares 3 Tips for Healthy Feet

The average person takes about 3,500 steps a day, or roughly 1.5 miles. Each step can place 2-3 times the force of your body weight on your feet. Most of us rely on our feet and ankles to take us from Point A to Point B without any problems. However, some of us are on our feet all day!

It’s important to maintain the health of your feet because they can be a clue to your overall health. For example, numbness in your feet may be a sign of diabetes or swelling could indicate high blood pressure.

In this blog article, Dr. Scott Marsh, our podiatrist here at Logansport Memorial, shares some tips to keep your feet healthy.

Here’s what Dr. Marsh wants you to know:

  1. If you’ve been experiencing any pain or other issues, don’t wait to get it checked out. Pain in your feet is not normal. If you’re experiencing pain in your arch, heel, or along the sides of the ankle, it’s a good idea to get it checked out by a podiatrist. Early detection and diagnosis can prevent significant issues, including surgery.
  1. If you have diabetes, see your podiatrist for regular check-ups. The American Diabetes Association recommends that you visit your podiatrist once a year to establish a baseline for your foot health. At your appointment, your podiatrist will check your blood flow and sensation. They’ll also inspect your feet for any wounds or injuries. If you have a history of wounds or other issues, it’s recommended that you visit your podiatrist once every six months.
  2. Wear well-constructed shoes with arch support. As summer approaches, we’ll be reaching for those flip-flops and sandals more frequently. Wearing sandals around the pool is okay, but avoid wearing them daily as they do not provide adequate support for your feet. Consider trying a sandal with arch support.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Marsh, call the office at 574.753.3338.

Trust LMH for your foot wound care

As an award-winning member of the Healogics network of Wound Care Centers, the Logansport Memorial Wound Care Center offers highly specialized wound care for patients suffering from diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, and other chronic wounds.

You can be referred for wound care by your doctor or schedule an appointment directly with our expert team to begin your healing journey.

TOPICS: Wound care, Podiatry