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Monday, 03 August 2020 00:00

Research has shown the importance of practicing proper foot care beginning in the childhood years. The feet are considered to be the foundation of the body, and strong, healthy feet are important to have and maintain as the aging process occurs. It is beneficial to measure the child’s foot approximately every three months, which is helpful in determining the correct shoe size. When shoes are purchased, it is important to ensure that there is adequate room for the toes to move freely. When the toenails are trimmed, ingrown toenails may be prevented by cutting toenails straight across. If you would like additional information about teaching proper foot care to children, please confer with a podiatrist.

The health of a child’s feet is vital to their overall well-being. If you have any questions regarding foot health, contact one of our podiatrists of Henderson Podiatry. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Tips for Keeping Children's Feet Healthy

  • Make sure their shoes fit properly
  • Look for any signs of in-toeing or out-toeing
  • Check to see if they have Clubfoot (condition that affects your child’s foot and ankle, twisting the heel and toes inward) which is one of the most common nonmajor birth defects.
  • Lightly cover your baby’s feet (Tight covers may keep your baby from moving their feet freely, and could prevent normal development)
  • Allow your toddler to go shoeless (Shoes can be restricting for a young child’s foot)
  • Cut toenails straight across to avoid ingrown toenails
  • Keep your child’s foot clean and dry
  • Cover cuts and scrapes. Wash any scratches with soap and water and cover them with a bandage until they’ve healed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Lancaster and Willow Street, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Saturday, 01 August 2020 00:00

Painful deformities, such as hammertoes, can be treated. Stop living with foot pain, and have beautiful feet again!

Monday, 27 July 2020 00:00

Cracked heels are an uncomfortable, and often painful foot condition. When the cracks of the heel are extremely deep they can be referred to as fissures. Cracked heels can be identified by looking for dry, cracked skin, which can also become discolored to a yellow or brownish shade. If left untreated fissures can worsen over time, becoming more painful and affecting how you walk and go about your normal day to day activities. Cracked heels may develop due to obesity, frequently standing on hard surfaces, the humidity level of your living environment, and skin conditions such as dermatitis or psoriasis. For more information on how to treat cracked heels, it is recommended to consult with a podiatrist.

If the skin on your feet starts to crack, you may want to see a podiatrist to find treatment. If you have any concerns, contact one of our podiatrists from Henderson Podiatry. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Cracked Heels

It is important to moisturize your cracked heels in order to prevent pain, bleeding, and infection. The reason cracked heels form is because the skin on the foot is too dry to support the immense pressure placed on them. When the foot expands, the dry skin on the foot begins to split.

Ways to Help Heal Them

  • Invest in a good foot cream
  • Try Using Petroleum Jelly
  • Ease up on Soaps
  • Drink Plenty of Water

Ways to Prevent Cracked Heels

  • Moisturize After Showering
  • Skip a Shower
  • Keep Shower Water Lukewarm
  • Don’t Scrub Your Feet

If you are unsure how to proceed in treating cracked heels, seek guidance from a podiatrist. Your doctor will help you with any questions or information you may need. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Lancaster and Willow Street, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Monday, 20 July 2020 00:00

Blisters may form on the feet as a result of the body’s reaction to defend the skin. They typically appear as fluid-filled sacs or bubbles where the feet experience the most friction, such as the ankles and toes. When the skin of the feet experience excess friction, blisters can form, often creating discomfort and sensitivity for those affected. To help relieve some of this discomfort and pain, it may be helpful to put a bandage over the blister, that way when shoes are worn, they are not rubbing up against the blister and creating even more friction. Blisters will typically drain on their own over time, so during this process it is suggested to keep the affected area clean and dry. For more information on how to prevent blisters from forming, please speak with a podiatrist.

Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, contact one of our podiatrists of Henderson Podiatry. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Foot Blisters

Foot blisters develop as a result of constantly wearing tight or ill-fitting footwear. This happens due to the constant rubbing from the shoe, which can often lead to pain.

What Are Foot Blisters?

A foot blister is a small fluid-filled pocket that forms on the upper-most layer of the skin. Blisters are filled with clear fluid and can lead to blood drainage or pus if the area becomes infected.

How Do Blisters Form?

Blisters on the feet are often the result of constant friction of skin and material, usually by shoe rubbing. Walking in sandals, boots, or shoes that don’t fit properly for long periods of time can result in a blister. Having consistent foot moisture and humidity can easily lead to blister formation.

Prevention & Treatment

It is important to properly care for the affected area in order to prevent infection and ease the pain. Do not lance the blister and use a Band-Aid to provide pain relief. Also, be sure to keep your feet dry and wear proper fitting shoes. If you see blood or pus in a blister, seek assistance from a podiatrist.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Lancaster and Willow Street, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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