Both feet make up for 25% of the body’s bones, 18% of joints and 6% of the muscles. Doing damage to any of these parts can cause serious harm to our bodies and how we complete our daily tasks. One of the best ways to stay healthy is by moving, whether it is through activities like running, walking, dancing, weight lifting or even cleaning around the house. However, because this is an important aspect of living a healthy life, our feet are the ones that get the most wear and tear. All this pressure and movement will not only leave the feet sore but can also affect knees, hips and the entire spine.
Feet deserve as much care as the rest of the body, so it’s vital to incorporate foot care into your health care routine. Routine Foot Care can include the cutting or removal of corns and calluses; the trimming, cutting, clipping or debriding of nails; another hygienic and preventive maintenance, such as cleaning and soaking the feet, the use of skin creams to maintain skin tone or either ambulatory or bedfast members, any other service performed in the absence of localized illness, injury or symptoms involving the feet.
Andronica S. Handie, DPM, MS, is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine. He is also a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association. He has practiced Podiatric Medicine & Surgery in Tulsa since 2006 and has been listed among America's Top Podiatric Surgeons four years in a row.
At Invictus Healthcare System, we are patient-driven and determined to offer the best care possible. Let us be the main source of your Routine Foot Care, call (918) 994-4000 today to book your appointment!