Toes are usually hidden from sight by shoes. But for those times when it does come into view, keeping them clean and healthy is a must. Pedicures is a simple way of keeping our toes looking great. But if this is done to hide an imperfection then it is detrimental to your toe’s health.
Keeping the toes healthy is an essential part of foot care. Without it, it increases our risks for toenail conditions. Consult a podiatrist if you notice any toe deformity. Dr. Bruce Miller and Dr. Gregory Mangum are Podiatrists who specializes in helping people with foot conditions.
Here are a few tips for keeping your toenails healthy.
Eat a well-balanced diet. Eating healthy does not only work wonders on your figure. It too can help your toenails looking great and healthy. A well-balanced diet is important for maintaining the recommended levels of keratin. Low levels of this protein can cause your nails to become brittle and ugly. Eat foods that are rich in Keratin which includes green leafy vegetables, beans and nuts among others.
Trim your toenails regularly. Toenails should be trimmed straight across. Don’t go overboard by cutting into the sides of the toenails. This is to prevent the development of ingrown toenails. Apply a mild antiseptic foot powder after every trimming and give it a gentle massage. This helps limit bacterial growth. Massaging your feet will also help promote proper blood circulation to your toes.
Use correct fitting socks and shoes. This is important especially in children whose nails and feet are still developing. Use socks made from natural fiber such as cotton and make sure that the shoes you are wearing fit correctly. The Texas Foot Specialists located in Sugar Land, Pasadena and Houston we specialize in helping people with foot disorders.To schedule an appointment call Sugar Land (281) 242-4448, Pasadena (281) 991-0600 and Houston (713) 664-6677.