Christopher Chow DPM
Christopher Chow DPM

Foot Care

Here’s some best 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.

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Manhanttan

Phone: (212) 226-6888

Fax: (212) 226-8805

Flushing

Phone: (718) 888-1836

Fax: (718) 888-9076

 

Email:

creonkris@yahoo.com

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Office Hours:

Sunday  :9:30AM – 5:30PM
Monday :9:30AM – 5:30PM
Tuesday :9:30AM – 5:00PM
Wednes  :9:30AM – 5:30PM
Thursda :9:30AM – 5:00PM
Friday    :9:30AM – 5:00PM
Saturday:Appointment Only

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