Each season poses unique challenges for keeping your lower limbs healthy and happy. Winter is no different. Careful winter foot care is essential to help protect your toes and feet from bitter winds, fungal infections, or being too wet or too dry.
Feet can sweat a lot when trapped inside boots, but they can also get soaked while trudging through snow or rain with footwear that isn’t weatherproof. Either way, damp feet are a problem in wintertime, and that can mean fungal infections like athlete’s foot (if feet are stuck in toasty boots) or cold-weather injuries like frostbite (if you’re stuck outside). Change socks and shoes regularly and use foot powder to keep feet clean and dry.
On the flipside, if you prefer the great indoors, inside heat and low humidity can cause skin to dry out quickly, potentially causing painful cracks and fissures in your heels. That’s a problem, especially if you have circulation issues such as from diabetes, so make sure you use moisturizers regularly
If winter weather has you struggling with difficult foot problems, call Family Foot and Ankle Center in Cincinnati. You can contact us online, or dial (513) 728-4800 or (859) 282-1572 for an appointment at one of our six locations.