happy_cartoon_sunGive your feet some relief during this hot weather with a min-spa. You can make your own low cost mini-spa using a small tub (a small plastic dishpan from the discount store works great), pour in 1 to 1.5 gallons tepid (body temperature) or warm water. NEVER HOT WATER — hot water won’t give your feet nearly as much comfort as mildly warm. Plus, very hot water could result in burns.  NEVER COLD WATER — studies show that the mild warm water is much more effective at cooling and dealing with heat and humidity than cold water.

Set the tub by a comfortable chair and have a towel handy. Add a cake of your favorite soap and a handful of epsom salt to the water. Soak your feet for about 5 to 7 minutes, then gently dry with the towel.

Taking a few minutes to care for your feet with your own mini-spa can help ease aches, control odors, plus the gentle towel rub will help remove dead skin cells that could contribute to calluses later. This is a good project to do with a friend because it is good to have someone nearby to reach things, helping to avoid slips and falls. It is a good time to have a home pedicure and share with your friend.

When hot weather makes foot conditions such as toe-nail fungus worse, remember that we can help with in-office cool laser treatments at Hoosier Foot and Ankle clinics. Learn more at our Indiana Laser Treatment website. For toe-nail fungus or other conditions made worse by hot weather, contact us for an appointment before the problems increase. Tell your friends that relief is available too. You can receive referral points in our Very Important Patient program which can qualify you for no-wait-time appointment choices.

You can call 317-660-2115 or you can use the online appointment option available 24/7 for your convenience.