Foot Advice for Grads

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If you are a recent high school graduate or the parent of one, this blog is for you. We hope you enjoy some tips from our team for your family. As you turn your tassel to begin the next chapter in your life, consider so many things. Where will you go? What will you do? Will you make new friends?

Take a deep breath and enjoy the ride.

As you ponder these things, the New Jersey Podiatric Physicians & Surgeons Group doctors want to impart some wisdom on how you can take your foot care tips with you on your next journey. How we care for our feet now will impact foot health and overall health. It is something we want to encourage young people to consider now. 

Here are three foot care tips to take with you — wherever you go.

Start with the right pair of shoes

When it’s time to shop for the start of a new job or a first semester on campus, there are many things to add to the list. From our family to yours, we encourage a great pair of shoes. If you are new on campus, there will be much walking as you learn your new space. Foot pain happens to the best of us, including younger patients.

  • Avoid wearing flip-flops and shoes without arch support
  • Invest in a well-fitting pair of comfortable shoes
  • If you need help, talk with your podiatrist about orthotics

Keep your feet clean

We know this sounds obvious, but we can quickly forget about our feet — starting in the shower. Make sure you are washing your feet in the shower. We’re talking about the top and bottom of each foot. Look at your toenails, too. Our feet can be a starting place for fungal infections.

  • Wash your feet regularly and dry them with a clean towel
  • Trim your toenails properly to eliminate a place for germs to gather
  • If you see signs of foot infections (swelling, redness, odor), contact your doctor

Remember podiatrists

If you have foot problems while away from home, you can always find a podiatrist nearby. We’re foot and ankle experts, ready to care for your needs. If you have a podiatrist from your hometown, check in with them often about your concerns. They may even refer you to someone in your new area.

  • Podiatrists help with the prevention
  • Pain is never normal, even at an early age
  • Listen to your feet

At the New Jersey Podiatric Physicians & Surgeons Group, there are almost 30 foot and ankle surgeons, podiatrists, and doctors. With more than 30 locations, from Newark, NJ, to Cape May, NJ, we value convenience and excellent service for our patients. We offer compassionate, cutting-edge care across our network, and we specialize in treating the following conditions: ankle and sports injuries, heel pain and plantar fasciitis, bunions, hammertoes, corns and calluses, ingrown toenails, diabetic foot care complications, children’s foot problems, skin conditions of the feet, and fungal nails. Our group is among the best foot and ankle providers in

the country. To schedule an appointment, first find a podiatrist in your area.