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By Family Foot & Ankle Care PC
June 16, 2021
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Shoes   Socks  
Right Socks for Your FeetYou probably don’t think too much about the socks you wear but maybe you should. After all, just as it’s important to have shoes that fit properly and provide ample cushioning and support, there are also criteria that you should be following to find the ideal pair of socks. Want to find your “sole” mate? Follow these helpful sock-shopping tips.
Find the Perfect Fit
This might sound obvious but it’s important to find socks that offer the perfect amount of snugness for your feet. There shouldn’t be added material that can bunch up, as this can cause friction and blistering; however, socks shouldn’t be so tight that they put too much pressure on your feet. The seams of the socks should not rub against your feet or irritate.
Wear the Right Shoes
When going sock shopping you must be wearing the shoes to which you’re trying to match your socks. After all, it’s important to see how the socks affect the fit of your shoes. If your shoes are already tight, the socks you think are perfect may actually be too uncomfortable to wear with the shoes.
Different Socks for Different Activities
The socks that you wear for work are going to be different than the socks you’ll wear if you’re running, hiking, or working out. It’s important to find socks that fit your needs. Moisture-wicking socks can be great for athletes and those who like to work out. How much padding your socks offer is up to you. Personally, some athletes love a little additional padding while others may not. The extra padding could be great if you find that your feet get tired and achy easily during activity.
Don’t Forget Esthetics
If you’re simply shopping for socks for more day-to-day wear, then you can be a little more lenient about what you’re looking for. For one, style can play a bigger role in the types of socks you choose. You may want to go for something bolder or bright or with a fun pattern. While shopping for casual, everyday socks can lead to catering to your style you don’t want to ignore the fit or comfort of the pair you choose.
If you have special foot needs or you have concerns about the health of your feet, then you may have questions about the right type of shoes for you. That’s okay! This is where a podiatrist can help. Your podiatrist can answer any questions you have about shoes and sock recommendations, along with how to properly care for your feet.
By Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC
October 25, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Socks   blisters  

Keeping your body in good shape can be hard at times. Keeping your feet healthy while you work out doesn’t have to be. Lately there has been a large increase of emphasis on physical fitness. Many types of new socks have been developed to better help athletes get the most out of their workout or sport.

One recent development in athletic socks is the creation of spandex panels. These panels offer a ribbed construction in the arch, ankle, and foot areas that gives added support during exercise. They also hold socks in place so they do not slide down and bunch within the shoe.

Socks with extra cushioning such as terry pile lined socks help absorb shock and prevent blisters. Their reinforced toe and heel areas give extra durability. Seams are placed high for extra comfort.

Wicking socks are another popular choice for socks in the athletic world. These socks have fibers that have more surface area than the average fabric in a sock. This increased surface area allows moisture to be absorbed faster and be wicked away from the foot faster.

For those who enjoy winter sports, thermal socks may be the right choice. These socks provide a lot more warmth for the feet. Air pockets trap the heat and provide greater insulation. Some even have neoprene which allows feet to stay warm and dry.

All sport socks come in different sizes and styles. There are knee length, crew length, ankle socks, and no shows. They come in all colors of the rainbow and many different patterns. Fortunately for the fashionistas of the world, there are many different options to choose from.

Are you into sports? Are you unsure of which sock is best for your athletic expertise? Then you should consult with a podiatrist such as Alan J. Discont, DPM or Dr. Krahn of Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC located in Chandler, Arizona right away. In the office during a regular appointment, they will examine your feet, collect your medical history, and discuss the best option for you and your foot health. Call 480-732-0033 or make an appointment online today.



September 01, 2015
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Socks   Foot massage   Moisturize  

The summer season often leaves the feet in a battered condition due to humid weather and outdoor excursions. While many people will simply turn to a salon pedicure to rescue the feet, there are nine things one can do to rejuvenate the feet after summer: give them a long soak, treat them to a foot mask, use a buffer to buff the heels, exfoliate with a scrub, ice the toes if they are sore, use a foot peel, give the feet a massage with a rolling massager, paint the toenails, and moisturize the feet with a good lotion.  

Regardless of season or weather, everyday foot care should be practiced year round. For more information about everyday foot care, consult with Dr. Alan Discont, D.P.M. of Family Foot and Ankle Care. Dr. Discont will provide you with the foot- and ankle information you seek.

Everyday Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. After all, without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks. It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before, for example.

For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops.

Also, wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Chandler, AZ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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