Simple Everyday Foot Care Practices
Practicing daily foot care and hygiene is crucial in maintaining healthy feet and skin. Many people choose to care for the feet last, despite how many steps are taken daily, and how many times the wrong shoes are worn. Research has indicated that approximately 80% of Americans have experienced foot pain at least once in their lives, and this may contribute to having poor quality of life. Everyday foot care begins with washing and drying the feet thoroughly, followed by using a good moisturizer. It is beneficial to wear shoes that fit correctly. Research has indicated there should not need to be a “breaking in” phase, and that the feet need to feel comfortable from the first day shoes are worn. High heels generally do not have ample room for the toes to move freely in, and it is suggested that they are seldom worn. Proper foot hygiene is accomplished by cutting the toenails correctly, and this is done by trimming them straight across. For additional information about the basics of everyday foot care, please consult with a podiatrist.
Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists from Foot & Ankle Specialists of Nevada. Our Doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
Everyday Foot Care
Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. Without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks.
It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before. For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops. Wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent Athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.