Tuesday, 18 July 2023 00:00

Stretches and Moisturizing the Feet

Many foot conditions can be avoided when everyday foot care routines are practiced. These can consist of wearing shoes that fit correctly, and ensuring there is adequate room for the toes to move freely in. It is beneficial to avoid wearing high heels which may help to prevent painful conditions such as Morton’s neuroma and bunions from developing. Additionally, it is helpful to begin the day by washing and drying the feet thoroughly, followed by applying a good moisturizer. Trimming the toenails straight across while leaving the nail slightly longer than the tips of the toes may help to prevent an ingrown toenail from forming. Many people enjoy stretching their feet. A popular massaging stretch can be done by rolling the sole of the foot on a tennis ball, which may help to maintain proper circulation. If you would like more information about everyday foot care practices, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist who can provide you with useful information.

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 Comprehensive Footcare Clinic - Hawaii. 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.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Honolulu, HI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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