Replace Old Shoes with Aggressive Spring Cleaning
Spring is here and it’s time to replace old shoes. As I sit and type, I see bulldozers tearing parts off the old building next to our office. I get excited to know that a new building will soon take its place. Isn’t there a part of all of us that enjoys getting rid of the “old” to make room for the “new”? How can we apply this to our lives?
When contemplating spring cleaning, thoughts naturally turn toward our closets. Look at your shoes: are there any you haven’t worn in a year (with the exception of special occasion shoes)? Look at the soles of the shoes: How much tread is left? Are the heels worn down? Look at the inside of the shoes: do they smell like Godzilla? Is the insole threadbare? Our feet work best when they are in shoes that are in good shape. Old shoes increase the risk of problems, including heel pain, arch pain, bunions and hammertoes. So, out with the old! (and even more fun: In with the new!)
Lastly, look at your feet themselves. How much old, dry winter skin is still hanging around? Get out that pumice stone, hop in the shower, and voile! Spring feet! (after a good application of lotion, of course). Trim up those toenails and scrub between those toes! See? Good as new!
As always, if Indy Podiatry can help with your Spring Foot Cleanup or care, please give us a call at 317-573-4250.