April Is Foot Health Awareness Month
At Abramov’s Comprehensive Foot Care, we’re celebrating Foot Health Awareness month throughout April. Your feet are the foundation of everything you do, and taking care of them is essential. When your feet hurt, it’s hard to feel good as you go about your daily life. Standing and walking at work can be difficult, and physical activity can become nearly impossible, creating a cascade of health issues.
Here are four tips from Dr. Boris Abramov and Dr. Tatyana Abramova to ensure that your feet, ankles, and lower legs stay in good condition, not only in April but throughout the year:
1. Invest in a pair of comfortable, good-quality shoes for everyday use. Be sure to choose a pair with a wide, roomy toe box and a low chunky heel. Rubber soles will reduce your chances of a fall that can lead to a foot or ankle injury. High heel shoes can cause painful foot deformities such as bunions and hammertoes. If you can’t give them up completely, save them for special occasions.
2. Maintain an active lifestyle. Weight-bearing exercise will help promote bone health. Walking is great for your whole body and helps stretch the muscles and soft tissues of the feet and ankles with every step.
3. Watch your weight. Those excess pounds don’t just make it hard to button your pants; they cause undue stress on feet and ankles. Be sure to eat a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Emphasize lean meats, low-fat dairy foods, and whole grains.
4. See your foot doctor before problems begin. With years of specialized training and experience, a board-certified podiatrist like Boris Abramov, DPM and Tatyana Abramova, DPM is the best-qualified medical specialist to diagnose and treat all illnesses and injuries in this part of your body.
If your feet hurt or if you are concerned about anything related to their health, it’s time to schedule a visit to Abramov’s Comprehensive Foot Care’s modern, comfortable Pikesville office. Call our friendly staff at 443-872-7052 or click here to get started today.