Don’t let sore, achy feet ruin your winter season. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons offers four tips for healthy winter feet.

If the shoe fits, wear it. When hitting the winter trails, shopping malls, or ski slopes, don’t compromise comfort and safety. Protect your feet from blisters, calluses, and ankle injuries with the right shoes for the situation.

Be pedicure safety conscious. Reduce your risk of bacterial infections, including MRSA, during your winter getaway pedicure by choosing a salon that follows proper sanitation practices and is licensed by the state.

Watch for ice and snow. Winter wonderlands can be beautiful but also dangerous for ankles. Use caution when traveling outdoors and watch for ice or snow patches along your trail.

Listen to your feet. Don’t let foot pain ruin your winter fun; inspect your feet regularly for any evidence of ingrown toenails, bruising, swelling, blisters, or calluses. If you have any issues, contact your foot and ankle surgeon.

If you experience an injury or pain, call Dr. Sedberry for an evaluation. Shoal CreekFoot & Ankle Center is located at 1801 West 32 Street, Building C, Suite 102, and online at www.shoalcreekfac.com. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. To schedule an appointment call (417) 622-0648.

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