Things Podiatrists Wish Everyone Knew About Their Feet

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You’re hard on your feet, likely taking at least 8,000 steps a day. And let’s be honest, how much TLC do you really give them except for an occasional pedicure? It’s time to start paying more attention. Begin here: We asked podiatrists what you can do to keep your feet in top condition. Consider their advice a step in the right direction. 

Don’t go barefoot in a public shower.

You’ve heard it before, but it’s worth repeating: Gym showers and locker-room floors are a big-time breeding ground for the fungus that causes athlete’s foot, so be sure to wear flip flops or water shoes, says Casey Ann Pidich, DPM, an associate at Big Apple Foot & Ankle Care in New York City. Take extra care drying your feet too, working the towel in between your toes. By the same token, if you book a pedicure grab the first appointment of the day when the tubs are likely to be the cleanest.

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SOURCE: Prevention