Taking care of your feet is so important, I can’t stress it enough. Unfortunately, many people don’t realise this until it’s too late. People neglect their feet until they end up with some serious issues. When you have issues with your feet, you know about it. I mean, they keep us upright. They help to get us from A-B. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to manage much of what we do now. Even if we take care of them as best we can, you may notice changes. If this happens, it’s important you see a doctor, as it could be the sign of an underlying illness, such as diabetes. Don’t leave footcare until it’s too late. Start taking care of your feet now with these tips:
Keep an Eye on Changes
Keep an eye on any changes in your feet. Make sure nothing changes on your nails, toes, or shape of the foot. If it does, make sure you head to the doctor right away so you can be sure there are no serious underlying conditions and get some advice.
Take Care of Your Skin
Take care of the skin on your feet to make it more comfortable when you walk and workout. Gently remove dead skin by scrubbing and using a foot pumice stone. Apply a thick cream to the feet after bathing to soften them. You can even wear special cotton socks to bed with a foot mask to lock in even more softness.
Keep Nails Tidy
Keep your toe nails tidy by clipping them when they begin to grow. You don’t want to clip them too short though; you can get ingrown toenails from doing this. Clip them straight across and file off any excess. Go carefully so you keep them a nice length.
When you get active, you encourage circulation to the feet which helps to keep them healthy. Pay attention to any pins and needles as you exercise, as this could also be an indication of something underlying. You should see a podiatrist if you notice any of the symptoms mentioned here.
See a Professional
If you can’t get rid of the skin or cut your nails yourself, see a professional. A beauty therapist will be able to give you a nice pedicure including a foot massage. This can be a worthwhile treat – especially for people who need a break. If you have problems such as callouses, make sure you see a professional before doing anything to them.
Keep Feet Clean
Keeping your feet clean is very important. It stops you from spreading or picking up bacteria. Don’t walk anywhere without wearing shoes and socks, and make sure you wash your feet every day. Concentrate on washing your feet properly in the shower, and always dry them properly afterwards. Make sure you get right in between your toes!
Hopefully you now see why taking care of your feet is so important, and understand exactly how to do it. Start right away to keep your feet healthy in the long term!