How to protect your feet during long winter months
By Wilmette Foot and Ankle Clinic
March 22, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Cold Weather  

With the new year upon us, frigid temperatures and cold storms are out in full force across the country. With such cold weather striking our nation, how do we to keep our feet warm?

At Wilmette Foot And Ankle Clinic, Dr. Gary Rogers, D.P.M., has years of experience extending a professional and personalized outlook to all your podiatric needs during this season of freeze! That's because he and his expert staff know full-well the consequences of untreated feet in times of severe weather, leading to potential infection, nerve damage, and even gangreen when left inadequately cared for.

Check out a few tips for keeping your feet safe this chilly winter season below:

  • Wear full-length socks. They are preferable to the shorter ankle socks out there, because full-length socks provide greater foot and lower leg coverage for protection from the cold.
  • Only wear shoes that fit you. Shoes that are too loose or too tight will only increase your chances for podiatric discomfort and risk for infection. To make sure yours fit, try putting them on with your (hopefully thick) socks to make sure the socks don't make your shoes too tight.
  • If you plan on being outdoors, remember to bring an extra pair of socks. They'll help keep your feet dry. After all, if your feet get damp or wet, they'll be more vulnerable to bacterial infections since moisture is the perfect environment for fungus and other unsightly foot conditions to develop.
  • Purchase socks made from certain materials: Coolmax®, Smartwool®, and Dacron®, all of which are made with the cold weather in mind!

For more information about keeping your feet safe from wintry weather conditions this season, give Dr. Rogers a call today at (847) 256-4434 and find out about many of the other expert podiatric services you deserve right here in North Shore, IL!