As teens get older their desire to maintain proper hygiene increases. They’re typically taught to use deodorant, shower frequently, and wash their face, but foot care is something that not many of them are even educated on. Proper foot care as a teen is just as important as the rest of their routine, so here are some easy tips for teens who want healthy feet!
Wash Your Feet Daily
As we get older we start partaking in more activities and stay active longer throughout the day. We also start producing sweat glands and our hormones are constantly changing, which can cause your body to create smells and bacteria that it might not have before. Washing your feet on a daily basis can help prevent unusual odors as well as conditions like athletes foot, warts, or fungus.
In conjunction to daily hygiene, you also want to be wearing clean socks and shoes only. As tempting as it might be to throw on the first pair of socks you find on the floor, this can lead to a variety of issues that aren’t so fun to deal with.
Wear Proper Shoes
Wearing the right shoes for certain activities can make a big difference in your performance and body. Your feet are the base of your entire body, meaning they need all the support they can get. If you are in sports or some sort of physical activity, ensure you wear shoes made for those exact sports to prevent any injuries or improper growth patterns. Incorrect shoes can also cause aches and pains in the body, as well as making you more prone to injuries.
See a Podiatrist
Seeing specialty doctors can help improve your overall way of life. Since your feet and ankles have such a big role to play in moving and functioning, visiting a Podiatrist is a great way to care for your feet. Your Podiatrist may also prescribe you custom inserts to help with any arch imbalances or developing foot concerns. At the end of the day, it only helps you to be more educated on how to care for yourself and to take preventative measures.
If you are ready to start seeing a Podiatrist, reach out to us to schedule an appointment!