Most people take their feet for granted until they have a blister, corn, callus, wart, bunion, hammertoes, bunions and so much more.
It is so important to take care of your feet before problems arise and to treat problems as they present themselves before they limit your mobility
Here are some very simple ways to take good care of your feet:
- Keep your feet clean and dry. Wash in between the toes and ensure to dry them too. This reduces the chances of athlete’s feet, odour, bacteria and fungus.
- Regularly examine your feet for problems. If you notice a change, visit the doctor to have them checked out. This is to prevent issues from getting worse.
- Cut toenails properly to avoid ingrown toenails.
- Protect your feet in public areas. The virus which causes warts lurks on wet surfaces especially public pools. Wear beach sandals until
you get into the pool.
- Avoid sharing footgear. …
- Choose breathable footwear like leather.
- Avoid wearing high heels. They are not only not good for your feet, but also puts a strain on your back. If you do wear shoes with a heel, choose ones with a wide toe area, not higher than 2” or do not begin narrowing until well past the ball of the foot.
- Wear socks that are breathable.
- Alternate the shoes that you wear to avoid triggering foot odour or infection.
- If you have sweaty feet, change your socks more than once a day.
- If you have a problem with feet which smell, soak them in a mixture of vinegar and water.
- Wear a shoe with good support. As we age, the arches in our feet start to drop.