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By Idaho Foot & Ankle Associates
January 12, 2015
Tags: Foot Health  

Keeping your feet happy means keeping you happy - and considering we were made for walking, that's important to know if you find your feet feeling worse with each step.

Foot issues become even more troublesome if you're on your feet a lot. Whether you're running around back and forth at your Foot Healthhard labor job or you just like going for morning jogs, repetitive impact on your feet throughout the day can lead to symptoms of progressive discomfort and persistent foot conditions that render daily runs a thing of the past.

One of the most common foot and heel pain conditions in people who run is known as heel fissures, which are cracks in your dry skin. If you keep running on an existing fissure, it can open further and become more painful while making your feet more susceptible to infections in the process!

But at Idaho Foot & Ankle Associates, you can stop your foot pains in their tracks. Run by expert podiatrists qualified and ready to cure what ails you(r feet), Idaho Foot & Ankle Associates races past its competitors to the feel-good foot finish line!

Check out a few ways you can prevent heel fissures from ruining your runs below:

Drink Lots Of Water

This will help moisturize your entire body-- especially your dry feet!

Invest In Moisturizers

Before you go to bed each night, rub your feet with moisturizing lotion to keep them adequately moisturized throughout the evening. Never moisturize your feet before a run, as doing so can raise your risk for injury because of the excess moisture that makes your feet more vulnerable to slippage.

Use A Pumice Stone

Gently rubbing a pumice stone along your feet allows it to slough off dead skin cells and reveal smoother, more moisturized skin beneath.

If you're ready to take the next step in podiatrist perfection, give Idaho Foot & Ankle Associates a call at (208) 327-0627 for the best foot and heel services in Boise today!