Podiatrist Offers Advice on Avoiding Foot Pain from Outdoor Activity

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Dr. Kris Ford has some tips to avoid foot injuries during outdoor physical activity.

As fall weather quickly approaches, many people will turn to the outdoors to get their exercise.

People who enjoy walking, running, or bicycling as a primary source of exercise must take the proper precautions to avoid pain or injuries to their feet.

First, make sure to wear properly-fitting shoes. Dr. Ford recommends replacing shoes when they start to become worn, especially in the soles. For arch support, he also recommends using inserts or orthotics. Such orthotics are available in his office to help patients get the support they need, as well as prevent and relieve pain.

Dr. Ford also says proper foot hygiene is important, which includes cleaning them using a pumice stone to remove the dead skin, preventing calluses, and moisturizing them every day. He also recommends brushing feet each day, another good habit to get into.

Dr. Ford attended Texas A&M University, and Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He spent three years completing his residency at Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, and is a member of the Texas Podiatric Medical Association, and the American Podiatric Medical Association. His areas of special interests are diabetic foot care, sport injuries, wound care management, and fracture management.

Dr. Ford practices at The Podiatry Group of South Texas, PA, which serves San Antonio and South Texas with 17 different office locations in and around San Antonio and Austin. New patients can visit http://www.thepodiatrygroup.com to make an appointment, get directions to office locations, and see a list of insurance plans that are accepted.

For more information about Dr. Ford or The Podiatry Group of South Texas, call the central business office at 210-610-2822.

About the company:

For excellent podiatry care in San Antonio, Dr. Kris A. Ford, DPM offers his podiatric expertise to patients seeking solutions to their foot repairs. Dr. Ford is a podiatric physician specializing in foot and ankle surgery in San Antonio. Learn more about the procedures Dr. Ford offers and the foot and ankle conditions he treats. People shouldn’t ignore the excruciating foot pain they may be experiencing. Foot health is important and requires proper foot treatment.

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