Believe or not our feet actually mirror our general health with signs of diabetes, arthritis, or circulatory diseases often appearing first in the feet. It’s no surprise then that in an average lifetime they carry us five times around the world. Taking good care of them will help prevent corns, calluses, bunions, ingrown, toenails, blisters or athlete’s foot.
We need to know:
o Only a small percentage of people are actually born with foot problems. Lacks of proper care or ill-fitting shoes may cause problems.
o If you wear appropriate shoes to protect your feet from injury they are less at risk from injury, especially when playing sports.
o Shoes with a firm sole and upper are best for daily wear. They should be lightweight with enough flexibility and shock absorbing quality to provide firm footing.
o If you have one foot bigger than the other, you have to buy shoes to fit the larger foot and then you will be far more comfortable.
o Avoid wearing socks that are too short or tight. Improving the circulation of the blood may help prevent foot problems.
o Annual consultations of control to the specialist of the foot, Podiatrist.
o Having hardness is not normal. Although many people take them, the hardness tells us of the overloads.
o Games and physical activity help to the development, strengthening and flexibility of the foot.
o Don’t forget that prevention, surveillance and treatment of feet will prevent future pathologies in knees, hips and spine.
o If you have very swollen feet, lay on your bed with the feet up during at least ten minutes.
o Follow this treatment for tired feet and feel the change immediately, it is so easy to do: Wash your feet with warm water and salt, apply an exfoliating cream, then rinse your feet with warm water, wipe dry them with a towel giving you circular massage and get a moisturizing cream.