blogg2Self care is a popular buzzword these days. People are realizing that when you make taking care of yourself a priority, life flows better. There is an old saying that you cannot fill other people’s cup if yours is empty. In our daily lives, our feet do a lot of work to keep us up and at it. Taking time to treat yourself with footcare can help ease this stress put on your feet and it's a great way to give yourself some self care. At Grandville Foot and Ankle, we are patient centered. We want to help you on your journey into self care, starting with your feet. Aside from the treatment we provide for any foot and ankle issues here are some foot care tips to add into your self care routine:

  • Change out your socks 
    • Dirt, sweat, and bacteria can build up on your socks throughout the day. It is important to wear a new pair of socks everyday to avoid any infection or odor. 
    • If your feet sweat a lot, then you may need to change out your socks more often than once a day. Foot powders in our office can help and keep moisture down.
  • Do a foot soak
    • There are so many great products out there for a relaxing foot soak! Treat yourself to a spa-like experience at home.
    • We have great antibacterial and antifungal foot soak treatments that also help with dry skin and athlete’s foot.
  • Wear comfortable footwear
    • Wearing the proper footwear can be life changing. Look for shoes that have solid soles and wide toe boxes for your toes for maximum benefits. 
    • If you are looking for a great place to buy shoes, stop in our office for some recommendations and shoe coupons to local stores!
  • Make sure your feet are washed and moisturized
    • Your feet should ideally be washed everyday, especially in the summer when you are outdoors. Moisturizing is an extra step that can boost the skin health of your feet. 
    • We have several different options for foot-specific creams that help with several different problems including calluses, dry skin, skin cracking, and athlete’s foot.
  • Wear orthotics 
    • Orthotics are a great way to ease stress on your foot. They increase comfort and may help improve any foot problems you experience. We recommend getting a pair for your feet at our office (your feet will thank you)! Make an appointment today with us to get casted for your perfect and unique pair that fits your lifestyle. 
  • Massage and heal
    • Foot massages and laser therapy can help increase blood flow and energy into the feet. Laser therapy can also help repair tissue and reduce inflammation after a long day at work or after injuries. Our office has several different packages to choose from. 


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