8 Simple Foot Care Tips
Our feet are one of the most important parts of our body, they are essential for keeping us mobile and independent. Any injury to our feet can cause severe damage to our body and how we carry out our everyday tasks. Thus, keeping our feet healthy should be an indispensable part of our daily routine.
Here are 8 simple foot care tips to keep your feet healthy, strong and flexible.
- Keep Your Feet Clean and Dry.
Most of the time, we give our feet a little of our attention. However, just like any part of our body, we should start with good hygiene to keep our feet healthy.
- Clean your feet with soap and water thoroughly when you shower or bathe.
- Make sure to dry your feet thoroughly after washing—keeping your feet dry helps reduce the odds of getting fungal infections. Remember, some fungi love the warm and damp skin between your toes, causing your skin to crack and bleed.
- Inspect Your Feet Regularly.
Take the time to inspect and examine your feet at least once a week. Examine the spaces between your toes and around your soles for peeling/scaling which is often a symptom of athlete’s foot. Look for any cuts, blisters, redness and swelling, as well as toenails discoloration to address any issues and avoid more serious problems later.
- Wear Comfortable Shoes.
Wearing high heels and/or pointed shoes once in a while may not cause long-term injury. However, if you know that you’ll be spending a lot of time on your feet (standing, walking or running), you should look for a comfortable pair of flat shoes like the Skechers Sport Men’s Stamina Nuovo Cutback Lace-Up Sneaker to protect from any damage to the bones of your feet. Likewise, wearing comfortable and supportive footwear can also help prevent falls.
- Wear Socks.
Wearing socks is an essential part of your daily foot care routine. Socks made from natural materials such as cotton or wool keep your feet dry, as these materials allow sweat to evaporate from the skin. Choose wool socks during winter to keep you warm and cotton socks to keep you cool during summer.
- Get Support.
Spending a lot of time on your feet can make them sore and most of the collision of walking or running is absorbed by a layer of fat in your heels. However, as we get older, the layer of fat in our heels gets thinner, so aside from wearing cushy socks, using shoe inserts like Samurai Insoles can provide a CLOUD-LIKE PILLOW of SUPPORT for QUICK RELIEF from plantar fasciitis and heel pain, and can help prevent blisters and calluses.
- Take a Walk.
The muscles in our feet need exercise to stay strong and flexible. And walking is one of the best exercises for aging well. However, if walking causes sore feet or legs, Samurai Insoles- Ninjas Orthotic Arch Support Shoe Inserts provide ample support, bounce back & mold to your feet as you move.
- Give Your Feet Stretching.
We may neglect to stretch our feet, which can help relieve and prevent foot pain. Invest in Vive Foot Rocker to safely and gently stretch either foot. The foot rocker is ergonomically designed to promote correct foot posture for effective stretching. It helps improve circulation and flexibility, relieve pain, reduce fatigue, minimize heel, leg and back discomfort.
- Keep Your Ideal Weight.
Being overweight can injure or damage your feet by putting too much weight when standing. Your extra body weight puts an enormous strain on the feet (causes a flattening of the foot) which is a major cause of heel pain and swelling. Overweight also results in poor blood circulation that may cause numbness in the feet.
Keeping your feet strong and healthy should be part of your personal hygiene everyday because your feet take up the impact of your entire body weight with every step, maintain your balance and keep you upright in the process.