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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Foot Health (Overview)

Foot health is a part of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and medical treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects of the foot.


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Can footwear help or hinder children's foot health?

Can footwear help or hinder children's foot health?

Interesting: For children with normal feet, there isn't much evidence that there is anything better than running barefoot (assuming that it's warm enough and there aren't any sharp objects.) normal children don't need special arch supports. Hard soled shoes don't make it easier to walk and probably make it harder. The best advice is to avoid buying shoes that are too small. ...Read more

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
204 doctors shared insights

Foot Health (Overview)

Foot health is a part of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and medical treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects of the foot.


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Foot health practioneers do they offer a good health service to the public?

Foot health practioneers do they offer a good health service to the public?

Yes!: Google the american podiatric medicine association (apma) you'll find more information on the role a podiatrist plays in public health. ...Read more

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Improving Foot Health (Tip)

Improving Foot Health

Wash feet every day do not cut toenails too short use good arch support. ...See more

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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
Daily
Dry well between the toes after shower or bath
Once
Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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Who is expert in foot health?

Who is expert in foot health?

Foot Practitioners: There are two primary types of providers that are specially trained in the treatment of foot and ankle disorders and conditions, podiatrists (aka podiatric physicians and surgeons) and foot and ankle orthopedists. Whomever you choose to see, seek the advice of friends and family and even consider a call to your pcp to see if they have a recommendation of a specific provider. ...Read more

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Improving Foot Health (Tip)

Improving Foot Health

Dry well between toes / Check daily for new lesions / Buy shoes that won't hurt. ...See more

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Where can I get a foot health practioner to scrape out my hard skin?

Where can I get a foot health practioner to scrape out my hard skin?

Web: Look up podiatrists on the web site for the apma (american podiatric medical association). ...Read more

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Should i wear arches for the best support and overall foot health?

Should i wear arches for the best support and overall foot health?

It depends: Most good supportive shoes have some arch support built-in. If you are wearing flat shoes, or have some pain/fatigue/aching in your arches or legs arch supports can be a good idea. Start with an over-the-counter arch support first, and if you still have issues see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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