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Kevin F Gallagher, DPM
Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery
(724) 941-4330


Our Feet Deserve Care

Tuesday, 19 March 2024 00:00

Taking care of your feet daily is essential due to their pivotal role in your overall health and well-being. Our feet support your body's weight, facilitate mobility, and enable you to carry out daily activities. Neglecting foot care over time can result in various issues, including calluses, corns, cracked heels, fungal infections, and more serious conditions like plantar fasciitis or bunions. These ailments not only cause discomfort but can also impair mobility and diminish quality of life. By prioritizing foot care and seeking professional help from a podiatrist when needed, you can ensure that our feet remain strong, healthy, and capable of supporting you throughout our lives. If you would like advice on how to take care of your feet, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist who can guide you, as well as offer expertise in diagnosing and treating a wide range of foot ailments, promoting optimal foot function and overall well-being.

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact Dr. Kevin F. Gallagher from Gallagher Podiatry. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Everyday Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. Without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks.

It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before. For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops. Wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent Athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in McMurray and Hickory, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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