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Brooklyn      

  Flatbush               718-675-1100

  Bushwick             718-677-7700

Queens 

  Rego Park             718-275-7600 

Long Island           

  Franklin Square     516-998-7424

 

 

 

Here's some basic advice for taking care of your feet:

  • Always keep your feet warm.
     
  • Don't get your feet wet in snow or rain.
     
  • Don't put your feet on radiators or in front of the fireplace.
     
  • Don't smoke or sit cross-legged. Both decrease blood supply to your feet.
     
  • Don't soak your feet.
     
  • Don't use antiseptic solutions, drugstore medications, heating pads or sharp instruments on your feet.
     
  • Trim your toenails straight across. Avoid cutting the corners. Use a nail file or emery board. If you find an ingrown toenail, contact our office.
     
  • Use quality lotion to keep the skin of your feet soft and moist, but don't put any lotion between your toes.
  • Wash your feet every day with mild soap and warm water.
     
  • Wear loose socks to bed.
     
  • Wear warm socks and shoes in winter.
     
  • When drying your feet, pat each foot with a towel and be careful between your toes.
     
  • Buy shoes that are comfortable without a "breaking in" period. Check how your shoe fits in width, length, back, bottom of heel, and sole.  Avoid pointed-toe styles and high heels. Try to get shoes made with leather upper material and deep toe boxes. Wear new shoes for only two hours or less at a time. Don't wear the same pair everyday. Inspect  the inside of each shoe before putting it on. Don't lace your shoes too tightly or loosely.
     
  • Choose socks and stockings carefully. Wear clean, dry socks every day. Avoid socks with holes or wrinkles. Thin cotton socks are more absorbent for summer wear. Square-toes socks will not squeeze your toes. Avoid stockings with elastic tops.

We Accept Most Major Insurances, HMO-s, and Local Unions

Podiatrist - Brooklyn, Dr. Walter Perez & Assoc.  595 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225  (718) 675-1100, (718) 675-1717