Dr. Kevin D. Smith, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

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Although your feet are the part of your body most prone to pain and injury, they are often neglected and ignored. Foot pain is not normal! You deserve to walk pain-free and Dr. Smith can help.

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Myths of foot care

Did you know people in some cultures are offended if the soles of your feet ever face them? Because feet are such a vital part of our body, many societies, communities and even families have developed diverse forms of traditions and home remedies surrounding feet. Some are very valid; others are mere myths and misconceptions. One good example is Athlete’s Foot.

Athlete’s Foot creeps up on men and women, athletes and couch potatoes. Cleaning your feet carefully with lots of soap won’t protect you in public spaces, such as swimming pool showers. The only way to protect your feet is to keep them dry and away from any infected areas, including a friend’s used towel or shoes.

The most dangerous misconception is that Athlete’s Foot will simply disappear on its own after a few days or weeks; therefore antifungal creams and pills might be necessary to fight the germs in most cases. Although it may be treated successfully, it can quickly return if you don’t engage in preventative measures like wearing socks made from synthetic materials.

Find out more: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/athletes-foot-myths


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