Friday, 06 November 2020 22:25

Self Care at Home

family shoesEveryday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact Harry G. Baldinger, DPM from New York. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

We have all been caught by surprise by an invisible 125 nanometer microorganism.  Although we are all home I want to urge all my patients to continue maintain their foot health.  Yes, there is a lot you can do at home to keep your feet healthy and prevent more serious problems.

Updated Office Information During the Coronavirus Epidemic:

  • My office is open in Monsey only for urgent and medically necessary visits only if you have not been exposed to the coronavirus or currently experiencing symptoms.
  • All counters, door handles, implements and chairs are disinfected between patients.
  • Private appointments are available if you want to avoid others in the waiting room.
  • Help is available via phone too. Call if you don’t know if your foot problem is a medically acute and needs immediate attention.

How Do I Know When My Foot Problem is an Emergency?

  • If you suspect and infection. The signs of infection are skin or nails that are inflamed, have an open wound, and have drainage.
  • Sudden pain, swelling or numbness in your feet.
  • Joint pain in the toe or ankle that prevents you from walking.

How Can I Care For My Feet At Home?

The steps to care for your feet are easy, and I want to stress how important it is to take good care of your feet, as it can directly affect your overall health and lead to more serious problems. 

  1. Disinfect surfaces, implements, pedicure bowl.
  2. Wash your feet every day and dry them well, especially between the toes.
  3. Change your socks every day. Throw out old worn out shoes.
  4. Use a scrub, or pumice stone to remove dead skin, spot treat rough skin or thicker callused areas. If your calluses recur frequently try medical grade silicone padding or an orthotic to cushion the area.
  5. Cut nails straight across to prevent ingrown nails. Clean implements before and after use. 
  6. Avoid using a blade or any other sharp implement to cut calluses or to dig out ingrown nails.
  7. Moisturize dry areas daily to prevent cracks and maintain healthy skin.
  8. Foot soaks are great to relax and relieve stress.
  9. Wash your hands after taking care of your feet.

The items you need for home care are available at pedicurian.com.   They include premium anti-fungal soaps, OTC fungal medication, implements, moisturizers and products to help control sweat and smell.  Many products are diabetic friendly. Free shipping is available to all our patients.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Suffern and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs. Call us at 845-425-8686 for an appointment if this sound like you.

Wishing all our patients health and safety now and always.

Harry G. Baldinger, D.P.M.

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