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BASIC FOOT CARE GUIDELINES

1. Don’t ignore foot pain. It is not normal. If you experience any type of persistent pain in the foot or ankle, please contact our office.

2. Inspect your feet regularly. Pay attention to changes in color and temperature. Look for thick or discolored nails (a sign of developing fungus), and check for cracks or cuts in the skin. Peeling or scaling on the soles of feet may indicate Athlete’s Foot. Any growth on the foot is not considered normal.

3. Wash your feet regularly, especially between the toes, and be sure to dry them completely.

4. Trim toenails straight across, but not too short. Be careful not to cut nails in corners or on the sides; this can lead to ingrown toenails. Persons with diabetes, poor circulation, or heart problems should not treat their own feet, because they are more prone to infection.

5. Make sure that your shoes fit properly. Purchase new shoes later in the day when feet tend to be at their largest, and replace worn out shoes as soon as possible.

6. Select and wear the right shoe for each sport or activity that you are engaged in (e.g., running shoes for running).

7. Alternate shoes—don’t wear the same pair of shoes every day.

8. Avoid walking barefooted. Your feet will be more prone to injury and infection. At the beach or when wearing sandals always use sunblock on your feet.

9. Be cautious when using home remedies for foot ailments. Self-treatment may turn a minor problem into a major one.

10. If you are a diabetic, please contact our office and schedule a check-up at least once a year.

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It’s Not OK to Live with Foot Pain

While it’s true that most Americans suffer from chronic foot pain, it doesn’t have to be a fact of life. Often times, foot and ankle pain can be alleviated by changing footwear or increasing movement and circulation. If your pain is caused by a new or old injury, or illness, we have proven methods to diagnose and pinpoint the root cause of the pain and treatments that can greatly reduce or eliminate your discomfort. Our number one goal is to get you up and moving, and doing the things you love to do. If foot or ankle pain is slowing you down, contact us today and get the relief you need to get back to life!

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Benenati Foot and Ankle Care Centers are conveniently located in Macomb county with podiatry offices in St. Clair Shores, Warren, and Macomb, MI.

Each location offers general foot and ankle care for people of all ages, as well as specialized treatments and surgery for sports injuries, diabetic foot care, and ankle replacements.

Starting with his first location in 1993, Dr. Benenati has been dedicated to preserving limbs and providing Michigan residents effective ankle and foot pain relief from all kinds of short term and chronic conditions. Each location is staffed with highly trained, experienced podiatrists who genuinely care about each patient they treat. By focusing on your quality of life and your overall health and well-being, they are able to diagnose and treat the cause, rather than the symptom, of your foot and ankle pain.

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Warren

26440 Hoover Rd.

Warren, MI 48089

Monday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Monday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Monday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed