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What Is Cellulitis?

Whenever an individual develops a wound on their feet and neglects to treat it properly, they could be setting themselves up for a case of cellulitis. Importantly, cellulitis is a type of bacterial infection that can affect the skin on the feet. As a result of cellulitis, an individual’s skin can become red, swollen, and painful. Although many different types of bacteria can cause this, it is commonly caused by group A Streptococcus. Many risk factors are associated with the development of cellulitis. For example, if an individual is overweight, then they might be at an increased risk of experiencing cellulitis in their feet. Also, a prevalence of swollen limbs could be a sign that cellulitis is on the horizon. If you are someone that is concerned with preventing cellulitis and other infections on the skin of the feet, then it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist today for treatment. 

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists from Comprehensive Foot & Ankle Center. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

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. 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 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. 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 feel free to contact our offices located in Lehigh Ave and Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia, Collegeville Darby, and Langhorne, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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