Local Runner and Phoenix Foot and Ankle Specialist Offers Helpful Tips for Foot and Ankle Care
Phoenix, AZ, February 10, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Suzanne Abraham, DPM, a podiatrist with Phoenix Foot and Ankle Associates in Central Phoenix and Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center, and former Air Force Officer, provides residents with tips for proper foot and ankle care to help avoid common injuries and conditions.
Keep your feet clean and dry
Keeping your feet clean and dry can help you avoid a number of embarrassing conditions such as plantar warts, odor, athlete’s foot, and other viruses. Viruses and fungi flourish in dark, wet environments, so in order to avoid these conditions, dry your feet thoroughly after your showers, change socks if they become wet throughout the day, and avoid being barefoot at the pool or locker room.
Wear supportive, properly fitted shoes
If your shoes aren’t appropriately supportive, or fitting properly, foot pain and injury can easily occur. Check midsole and tread for wear. If wear is uneven, it may be time for a new pair. Are you a runner or athlete? Visit a store, like Roadrunner Sports, that specializes in athletic footwear to find the shoe that is best for you.
Trim toenails regularly and carefully
Not only can long toenails wreck your socks, they can harbor bacteria. Cutting your nails too short may cause ingrown toenails to occur. Cut your toenails above or at the edge of your toe and straight across the nail or at a slight curve.
About Suzanne Abraham, DPM: Dr. Abraham has been a practicing foot and ankle specialist in Phoenix since 2006. She attended the Air Force Academy for her undergraduate studies and served as an officer in the Air Force for eight years. She completed her medical education at the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, and a comprehensive primary podiatric medicine and foot and ankle surgery, trauma and diabetic wound care residency in Phoenix. Dr. Abraham thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to treat patients with foot and ankle conditions, striving to return all patients to the quality of life they enjoyed prior to the onset of their condition or injury.
Dr. Abraham offers patients a flexible schedule, with same day appointments available. For more information on Dr. Abraham, or to schedule an appointment, call 602.251.3113 or visit http://www.phoenixfoot.com/.
The content provided in this release is for informational purposes only. Dr. Abraham is not providing diagnosis or individual treatment advice. Please consult your physician about your specific health care concerns. American Podiatric Medical Association was referenced for information in this release.