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Foot Notes

Spring 2012
 


April is Nation Foot Health Awareness Month

Feet take an awful pounding. They support our bodies and balance us – and the average person walks the equivalent of five times round the Earth in a lifetime.
Most people give very little thought to their feet until problems occur; at Oregon Foot Care Centers we want you to think about the importance of your FEET during National Foot Health Awareness Month

Basic Foot Care Guidelines
1. Don’t ignore foot pain. It is not normal.. If you experience any type of persistent pain in the foot or ankle, please contact our office.

2. Inspect your feet regularly. Pay attention to changes in color and temperature. Look for thick or discolored nails, and check for cracks or cuts in the skin.

3. Wash your feet regularly, especially between the toes, and be sure to dry them completely.

4. Trim toenails straight across, but not too short. Be careful not to cut nails in corners or on the sides; this can lead to ingrown nails. Persons with diabetes, poor circulation, or heart problems should not treat their own feet, because they are more prone to infection.

5. Make sure that your shoes fit properly, replace worn out shoes as soon as possible.

6. Select and wear the right shoe for each sport or activity that you are engaged in (e.g., running shoes for running).

7. Alternate shoes – don’t wear the same pair of shoes every day.

8. Avoid walking barefooted. Your feet will be more prone to injury and infection. At the beach or when wearing sandals always use sunblock on your feet.

9. Be cautious when using home remedies for foot ailments. Self– treatment may turn a minor problem into a major one.

10. If you are a diabetic, please contact our office and schedule a check–up at least once a year.


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Hillsboro Center:
200 NE 4th Ave
Hillsboro, Oregon
503-648-1713

Newberg Center:
410 Villa Road
Newberg, Oregon
503-538-0466



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Spring into the Season with Fabulous Feet
Spring is right around the corner! It’s that time of year when boots and closed–toed shoes go into hibernation and the feet get their first peek at the new season. To some, unveiling the feet after a long cold winter stuck inside of heavy socks and shoes, is a little daunting. Whether it’s dry, flaky skin from lack of moisture, discolored toenails, or pesky corns and calluses, the feet can suffer from being cooped up during the winter months. Luckily, a little pre–debut pampering can go a long way and may be just what the doctor ordered.

To get the season started off on the right foot, the American Podiatric Medical Association recommends the following ten do–it–yourself tips that will help you confidently slip into the hottest sandal styles of the season.
1. Soak the feet with warm water for at least 10 minutes. Footnote: APMA advises adding Epson salt, herbal soaks or oils for additional relaxation.

2. Remove thicken, dead skin build up (also known as calluses) around the pre–soaked heels, balls and sides of the feet with a pumice stone or foot file. Footnote:APMA advises not using a razor because it removes too much skin and can easily cause infection or permanent damage to the skin if used incorrectly.

3. Use an exfoliating scrub on the soles, sides and tops of the feet to eliminate dry, flaky winter skin.

4. Apply and massage a healthy amount of emollient-enriched skin lotion all over your feet to hydrate the skin and increase circulation. Footnote: Remove any excess moisturizer from the toenails and in between toes as this can be a bastion for bacteria.

5. Clip toenails with a straight edge toenail clipper to just above the top of each toe to ensure nails do not become curved or rounded in the corners.

6. Before bed, very lightly wrap cellophane around the entire foot. The cellophane will act as a makeshift sauna by locking in moisture.

7. Apply nail polish to the toenails only if the nail is healthy. Remove polish regularly to let the nail bed breathe.

8. Practice good foot hygiene, including daily washing of the feet with soap and water, drying feet carefully, particularly between the toes.

9. If any skin or nail conditions exist, see a podiatrist for a medical diagnosis.

10. Inspect your sandals or flip-flops from the previous year. Discard any that appear too worn.
Adapted from an article provided by the A.P.M.A

Now Available!!
A free book is now available through our website.

Check it out at:
www.OregonFootCare.com



Our book titled “Care of the Foot and Ankle”, written by Dr. Gauntt, is full of information on foot and ankle conditions for you to use and share with friends and family.










            
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Recipe Corner

This is an easy, delicious recipe that uses asparagus which you can often get at a good price this time of year. Michelle
Saucy Chicken and Asparagus

2 lbs. fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2T. oil
½ t. salt
½ t. pepper
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
½ cup mayonnaise
1 t. lemon juice
½ t. curry powder (optional)
1–½ cups shredded cheddar cheese

Place the asparagus in a greased 9 x 13in baking dish. In a skillet over medium heat, brown the chicken in oil on both sides. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange chicken over asparagus. In a bowl, mix, soup, mayonnaise, lemon juice and curry powder if desired; pour over chicken. Cover and bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes or until The chicken is tender and juices run clear. Sprinkle with cheese and return to oven until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings
“When my feet hurt, I can’t think,”
                  Abraham Lincoln





Medical Tip

When soap and water are not available, alcohol–based disposable hand wipes or gel sanitizers may be used to stop the spread of germs.
Source:www.CDC.gov


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