Memorial’s weekend is the kick off of summer activities and vacations for the season. As we transition to the warmer weather, caring for our feet is essential to avoid foot and ankle ailments so that we can fully enjoy the summertime that we deserve.
Feet ‘N Beyond of New Jersey, a division of NJ Podiatric Physicians and Surgeons Group, is pleased to announce that our practice is now a participating Tier 1 provider in the new OMNIA Health Plans offered by the OMNIA Health Alliance. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ), one of the largest insurance providers in the state, is joining forces with some of New Jersey’s top hospitals and doctors to form the OMNIA Health Alliance. The OMNIA Health Alliance is dedicated to making a more efficient, cost-effective machine that rewards doctors for the quality of care they provide rather than quantity of care through the number of tests and treatments performed.
According to APMA survey of women ages from 18-49, almost fifty percent (50%) stated that they have had gone for professional pedicure by the age of 25. My colleague Dr. Marlene Reid suggested that pampering and grooming your feet would promote good foot hygiene and should be done frequently to contribute to not only your foot health, but also to your body’s overall health.
During winter time or when weather turning cold, most of us want to hide our feet in boots or those comfy warm fuzzy slippers. Just because our feet are in boot-season, that doesn’t mean we should let them go. As a matter of fact, when the temperature drops, it can be harsh on our feet before we know it. Our feet and skin tend to get dryer during winter times due to the temperature fluctuation from hot and cold.