An annual program that has been four years strong, faculty and students from the University of Colorado took part in Undeserved Interprofessional Health Training and Education program. Six faculty members and eighteen students aided seventy five homeless people, performing services including clipping toenails, provided basic foot-related toiletries and checked for conditions such as bunions and ingrown toenails. The event took place in the St. Francis Center homeless shelter.
“These students are really mission-driven and motivated,” nurse practitioner Jan Beezley, who participated in the event, said, “they’ve added this on top of med school.” Beezley believes this program offers students the ability to work in areas where poor health is high among the population.
It is important to take care of your feet. If you are experiencing any symptoms of the feet, or just want a general checkup to ensure everything is up to snuff, come see podiatrist Dr. Mark Landry of Kansas. Dr. Landry can treat all of your foot and ankle needs.
Every Day 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. After all, 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 example.
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.
Also, 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. Also make sure that the socks fit properly and are not uncomfortably tight.
If you have any questions, please contact our office in Overland Park, KS. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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