Would you be able to tell your podiatrist if you noticed any new changes to your feet? Look down. Do you see anything different about your feet or ankles? Don’t forget to include your toes. April is National Foot Health Awareness Month, and Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center encourages her patients to include their feet in their overall health check. While pedicures and other treats for your feet are great, don’t let this be the only time you take a closer look.
Here are three ways to start a new schedule at home:
- Wash and dry your feet
Don’t forget your feet during your morning routine. Wash them, dry them, and moisturize them. You will be surprised at the amount of dust and dirt lurking around your home. Walking barefoot allows your feet to collect much more than you’d like to imagine.
2. Protect your feet
From non-slip socks to non-slip slippers, keep your feet covered at home. Those coffee table corners can be a disaster. Slippery surfaces can lead to falls. Even the smallest piece of something sharp can cause a cut. For patients with diabetes, wounds are an immediate red flag and a cause for concern. Do your best to guard your feet from injury and dangerous objects.
3. Schedule an appointment for your feet
Podiatrists are foot and ankle specialists. They’re the ones to call when it’s time to check in on your feet. We recommend adding these doctors to your regular health visits. They not only treat common foot conditions but also help prevent them. Make an appointment today. Are you ready to raise your foot awareness at home? Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, is here to help. She treats various conditions such as bunions, corns, calluses, diabetic foot conditions, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, and more. We also offer advanced surgical solutions. Our team provides excellent service to patients in Denton, Dallas, and Collins counties. Contact our office at (469) 998-3668 for your foot and ankle solutions. Our office is at 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, in Carrollton, TX.