Ten ways to keep your feet healthy | The Podiatrist and yourfeetnz
Ten Easy Ways to Keep Your Feet Healthy:
- Inspect your feet daily – Look for any changes in the general appearance of the foot, like the color and the texture, unusual swelling and changes in the toenails.
- Practice good foot hygiene – Wash your feet well, and dry them thoroughly afterwards to help prevent issues with bacteria and fungi.
- Moisturize your feet – It is important to hydrate the skin in your feet to replenish all the lost moisture, otherwise fissures can develop.
- Wear appropriate footwear – Make sure to purchase the right size of footwear to avoid bruising or tearing the skin surrounding the pressure points of the feet. Furthermore, buy appropriate shoes for your activities.
- Trim your toenails – Do not create deep curves at the edges and trim to just above the skin. Nails should not extend over the tip of the toe. Cutting nails straight across helps to avoid ingrown nails.
- Change shoes often – It is important to avoid wearing the same shoes every day. Your feet have a lot of sweat glands, and wearing shoes will only absorb the moisture released from these glands. Make it a point to dry your shoes after each and every use.
- Exercise regularly – Exercising is good for your feet. However, make sure you wear the appropriate shoe for the activity. Simple exercises can be done at home, such as walking on a treadmill. Foot exercises improve good pedal circulation, preventing many disorders of the heart and blood vessels
- Do not walk barefoot – Even when at home, always wear the appropriate footwear. There are a lot of harmful microorganisms that can easily enter the bloodstream through the feet
- Apply sunscreen – Applying sunscreen with a considerable amount of SPF will help prevent painful sunburns and blisters.
- See The Podiatrist regularly – If you notice or feel anything unusual in your feet, do not hesitate to call.
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