Simple Tips for Healthy Feet

August 25th, 2011 | Natural Remedies, Nutrition and Health

What part of the body do you think people neglect the most? Chances are, it’s their feet. Whether you don’t free them from the confines of shoes, or you don’t quite give them a full scrubbing in the shower, your feet probably aren’t getting the royal treatment. So we’re dedicating this post to foot health and proper foot care.

Your feet are always there for you, taking you wherever it is you need to go. That’s why we’ve developed Pedesil™, formerly Pedi-Cure, and Pedesil Max to help the Aidance community keep their feet healthy and smooth.

Here is some information on common foot problems, as well as simple techniques to keep your feet in the condition they deserve to be in.

Have dry feet? It could be more than that. Or… it may not.

You could simply have dry skin in need of moisturizing, but advanced cases of dry skin can cause serious damage for your feet and heels. Cracked heels develop when the bottoms of your feet become very dry and callused. This can be very painful when walking or standing. So, we recommend that you keep your feet moisturized and treat yourself to a foot massage or pedicure every once in awhile to help prevent damaged feet.

Dry feet can also be a symptom of Athlete’s foot. Athlete’s foot, or tinea pedis, is a contagious fungal infection that most people associate with the locker room. Not wearing shoes in public restrooms is just one risk factor; but wearing unventilated shoes, allowing your feet to remain damp, and leaving socks on that you just wore to the gym all increase your risk of getting athlete’s foot.

Athlete’s foot can also lead to discolored or crumbly toenails. But so can other conditions like lichen planus, a recurrent rash due to inflammation; onychomycosis (tinea unguium), a fungal infection of the nails; or even ingrown toenails. Because there are so many conditions and causes for similar symptoms of the feet, it is important to do your research and fully understand what you have and what types of treatments you require.

Tips for maintaining healthy feet

  • Wear shoes that fit to limit unnecessary rubbing or pressure on the feet.
  • Fungus loves warm, moist areas. Change cotton socks regularly, or take them off when you’re not wearing shoes to prevent sweat and moisture from building up on your feet.
  • Wool socks help pull moisture away from your feet.
  • Wear shower shoes in locker rooms or other public restrooms.
  • Don’t neglect your feet in the shower. That means scrub the bottoms and between the toes, too! *WARNING* Wash your feet last. If you happen to have a fungal infection that you don’t know about, and you scrub your feet and then other areas of your body, the infection could spread.
  • Love your feet. If they hurt while walking, take a seat. Rub them often and moisturize to prevent calluses. Just don’t put socks and shoes on immediately afterward.
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