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Healthy, Happy Feet

As you put away your flip-flops this summer and forget about your vacation at the beach, remember that foot care is just as important during the winter.

Here are a few healthy habits from Thi Pham, D.P.M., podiatrist on the medical staff at Presbyterian Hospital of Winnsboro, to keep your feet happy this winter:

• Clean your feet daily with warm water and mild soap.

• Inspect your feet regularly for cuts, blisters or swelling. Notify your physician if you have a wound that doesn’t heal after two weeks.

• Moisturize your feet with lotion. (Avoid the area between your toes where fungus can form).

• Always wear shoes and thick, seamless socks to protect your feet from injury.

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