In the winter, many of us love to be in the mountains snowshoeing, skiing, or snowboarding, while the rest of us would rather be indoors reading a good book in front of a roaring fire. Either way you could be faced with winter foot problems that you’d rather avoid. Here are tips to help prevent or alleviate these problems.
Dry or Cracked Heels
Cracked and dry heels have many causes but dry, winter air is definitely one of them. During the winter, but if you keep a wood burning stove going, use baseboard heat, or one of those portable heaters you can dry out the air to such an extent that your feet can become dry and cracked.
Winter sports enthusiasts will certainly put themselves at greater risk for ankle, foot and toe fractures. The rest of us can easily slip on slick sidewalks and stairways. Texas winters are not like others but last year with record lows reaching 20 degrees 10 different times; we have to make sure that we take care of your feet.
Use handrails or other assistance to get down stairs safely.
Dry feet and friction cause blisters. Participating winter sports will make blisters more likely. Here are some simple tips to prevent them.
Heel pain is very common in people with flat feet. And in the winter we may be less active which can tighten up our calf muscles. As soon as we hit the slopes or do some snowshoeing we’re pulling on those tight calves which in turn can activate our heel pain.
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