Men are Not as Attentive to Feet as Women are: MD Podiatrist

It’s no secret that, as a species, men are not as attentive to their feet as women are. “Most men who come to my practice have waited until they have little choice,” Daniel Michaels, DPM, a board-certified podiatric foot surgeon opines.
“Although cliches are frowned upon, they certainly apply here. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” says Levine. For example, you might think you can push through the pain of an ingrown toenail, but it’s better to treat it early before it gets infected. A stress fracture or shin splints left untreated can progress to outright fractures and more prolonged treatments, while fungal nails can spread to other nails and to other family members, Dr. Michaels explains.