A foot fix for sweat

Family Podiatry Center Dr. Marlene Reid in the Media, In The Media

“Sweaty feet don’t just make you feel uncomfortable; they also can be a breeding ground for odor and even fungal or bacterial infections.” In the June 2005 issue of Good Housekeeping, Dr. Marlene Reid was asked how to address feet that sweat. Tips for feet that sweat: Keep your feet cool, clean, and dry as possible. Wash feet with antibacterial soap and towel-dry. Sprinkle absorbent powder in your shoes. Wear socks that are a cotton-nylon blend that will wick away moisture. Wear shoes that let …

Are these gonna hurt?

Family Podiatry Center Dr. Marlene Reid in the Media, In The Media

Dr. Reid was asked about Prorsum wedge heels and what to look for when buying a new pair in an interview with Glamour Magazine for their June 2005 Issue. How severe is this angle? While wedges look more stable than stilettos, you can tumble off high ones.  If you feel unstable when you walk, try something a bit lower. Does the ankle strap dig in? If should hit at a comfortable spot and secure tightly without cutting into your leg. Is the sole flexible at ...

Dr. Marlene Reid of the American Podiatric Medical Association offers at-home tips:

Family Podiatry Center Dr. Marlene Reid in the Media, In The Media

ClippingUse a straight-edge clipper to ensure nails do not become curved, which can lead to painful ingrown. (See a podiatrist if you develop one.)FillingEmery boards are extremely porous and trap germs that can spread, so don't share files with friends, and replace your board every few months.HydratingApply cream after a shower when feet are softened. For cracked heels, try Amlactin 12% lotion ($12; dermadoctor.com), which contains high amounts of lactic acid, or Ureacin-20 cream (#16; 800-773-4665 for stores), another potent exfoliant that can slough away ...