When it comes to taking care of your feet and ankles, the British Journal of Dermatology recently released a study that identifies the two most important aspects of that care; proper fitting footwear and proper maintenance and home care.

Of course, it should go without saying that having them checked out by a doctor or clinic (such as Apex Sports) as a regular part of your overall health and wellness program is also essential. But for now, let’s take a deeper look at what this research said about foot care:

, Guidelines for Proper Foot Care


Little things like making sure that the shoe or boot fits firmly and snug, but not to the point of being uncomfortable or pinching (which are the first signs that it doesn’t fit correctly) is the first thing you should pay attention to.

Understanding also that you not only need the proper length, but the right width as well is crucial to getting the ideal fit. Anything worn with laces or latches should always be securely tied and fastened.

Maintenance and Grooming

Something else that can create major issues is not taking care of your feet regularly. Long or thick toenails can also hinder the fit of one’s shoes. Scrubbing and possibly using a loofah to remove dead skin in the shower, as well as applying lotion and moisturizers can help you avoid problems like dry and cracked skin, bunions and corns, and athlete’s foot.

But if you are struggling with a persistent lower limb injury or issue, there really is no excuse for putting off going over and seeing the medically trained professionals at Apex Sports and Regenerative Medicine. They can be found at 55 N Gilbert St. Suite 1101, Tinton Falls, NJ 07701. If you would just like a little more information, you can also give them a call at 732-385-2739. The friendly experts on staff would be glad to assist you in any way that they can.