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A Winter Guide To Next Level Foot Care

With winter in full on deep-freeze mode with no signs of letting up, it’s time to dig deep and make the best of winter. While getting through the winter unscathed requires a good diet, regular exercise, socializing regularly and doing whatever you do to keep a balanced mind (yoga, meditation, therapy), here at Feet First Clinic, we can advise you mainly on matters of the feet.

In our opinion, staying busy in the winter while still giving yourself time to rest and recharge is extremely important. But if your day involves going to work, heading to the gym, going out for dinner before heading home – in addition to other winter adventures – your feet are going to be experiencing all sorts of climate contrasts that can create problems.

Additionally, the contrast between hot, cold, wet and dry can put you at a higher risk for swelling and foot and toenail fungus. Feet First Clinic offers expert nail fungus treatment in Toronto, but as we often say, prevention is always better than treatment!

Without further ado, here are our top tips for keeping your feet happy through the frigid months.

Rub with foot cream to warm

If your feet are cold, you can kill two birds with one stone by rubbing foot on in a circular pattern to generate warmth. A cream is best applied after a hot shower or bath to better help your skin absorb the lotion, and this will obviously go a long way towards addressing your cold feet!

Boots with a deep toe box

When you buy winter boots, make sure you leave a little room in the front. This will leave an extra real estate for nice thick socks on those freezing days and allow your feet to breathe. Having your toes scrunched into tight boots is no fun! A Toronto foot clinic near you should have some suitable winter boots on hand that are a good fit for you.

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Acupuncture

The ancient Chinese art of acupuncture can relieve stress and muscle tension by working with trigger points. Some needles go right into the feet or ankles, and while this may seem frightening, typically the needs don’t cause any pain.

Tea tree oil/ Clean toenails

Using products with tea tree oil help reduce the likelihood of foot fungus, as tea tree oil has antibacterial properties. Clipping your toenails and cleaning underneath them is a great habit for the winter. If residual moisture is trapped on your feet/ under your toes when you swaddle your feet in socks and warm boots, you may develop fungus.

Get out of wet boots/ socks quickly

On a similar note, make sure to get out of those wet socks and boots as quickly as possible and dry those cold feet (preferably by a fire or woodstove). In addition to the icky feeling of having wet cold feet, this can lead to fungus as well. Generally keeping your feet is always desirable before putting on socks, so dry carefully after you shower.

Whether you need foot corn removal services, custom orthotics or new winter boots, Feet First Clinic can help. Call us today!

Here’s to Many More Years of Foot Care!

At Feet First Clinic, we’re always excited to welcome new clients! After a successful 12 years of treating our amazing patients, we’re ready to continue offering only the best foot care services and products. Give us a call to ask our friendly staff any questions you may have! Our Toronto foot specialists are ready to help!

Call us at 416-769-3338 or Book Your Assessment Today!

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Emily

Administrative Assistant

Emily is the newest addition to the Feet First family. She assists with the clinic’s accounting and finances, as well as all the behind-the-scenes work that keeps the clinic running smoothly. In addition to her accounting smarts, she brings sunshine and positivity to everyone at Feet First Clinic.

Erica Halpern

Marketing and Administrative Assistant (She/Her)

Part of our administrative support staff, Erica also works behind the scenes writing and editing content for our website and blog. She loves researching and writing educational content to help patients and anyone dealing with pain. When she’s not busy in the clinic, you’ll find her at her local gym, exploring underground music, hiking with friends, or cheering on her favourite sports teams (Go Jays!). She also loves huskies!

Sophie Rudahigan

Clinic Administrator (She/Her)
Sophie prides herself on providing top-tier customer service. She is here to ensure a smooth visit for all clients. In addition to overseeing the clinic’s administration and day-to-day operations, she maintains the cosmetic appearance of the store. She is the magic behind our elaborate display case designs and also ensures the clinic is stocked with stylish (but still orthopedic!) footwear options for all ages.

Bianca Carter

CEO (She/Her)

Day in and out, Bianca works hard to ensure Feet First Clinic runs smoothly. Customer service is at the top of her list and she treats every customer like family. Bianca has a passion for fitness and is dedicated to helping people take care of their feet and body. There is no problem that she can’t solve and she believes that where there is a will, there’s a way.

Carolina Charles

Patient Relation Coordinator (She/Her)

If you’ve been to the clinic before, chances are you had the pleasure of meeting Carolina! Carolina’s daily goal is going above and beyond to make sure patients are always completely satisfied. Having worked in the podiatry industry for 22 years, Carolina brings a wealth of knowledge pertaining to client service, insurance policies, and procedures.​ She steers the ship to make sure everything runs smoothly on the daily. Carolina is known for spicing up every outfit with her signature costume jewellery.