Did you ever experience pain in your foot? It may be in the ankle, heel, toes or even in the sole. If you do, you may want to rest your feet a bit.Your whole body relies on your feet to move from one place another. It also carries the weight of your body that’s why it’s easy to feel pain and discomfort.
What are the common causes of foot pain?
There are two common causes of foot pain that we often experience. First is from wearing poor fitting shoes. Ladies usually desire buying high heeled shoes. The problem with high heeled shoes is that it puts much pressure on the toes. It often leads to painful blisters and calluses.
Another cause of foot pain is doing high impact exercises. Jogging, aerobics and other high impact activities are very effective cardiovascular workout. However, if it’s overdone or not done properly, it can leave several injuries to your feet. The common results of these are cramps, strains, and sprains.
Now you know the causes, it’s time to know how to care for your feet. It is important top ay close attention to your feet to avoid other serious conditions.
5 Foot Care Tips
1. Wash your feet before sleeping. Wearing shoes don’t always mean that your feet are clean. Try washing your feet with soap and water every night before going to bed. Your feet will not only be clean it will also be odor-free.
2. Trim your toenails straight across. To prevent ingrown nails, do not dig down the sides and do not cut your nails too short.
3. Wear comfortable shoes. If you really need to wear heels for work, wear the one that is most comfortable to you. When buying new shoes, try testing the fit by walking it a few minutes. Don’t buy it if it’s uncomfortable. There should be enough room in the shoe to wiggle your toes.
4. Do not overdo any physical exercise. Since your feet take the weight of your body, it is one of the most affected parts. If you are just a beginner in any physical activity, let your body adapt first to the strenuous workout. Thenimprove your workout week after week. Also remember to do 5 to 10 minutes walk or stretching as a warm up.
5. Have a foot massage every once in a while. After a tiring week, you deserve a soothing massage. It doesn’t hurt to pamper your feet.It will help to ease the aching and pressure. Try going to your favorite spa or ask your friends about a home based massage therapists.
References:www.umm.edu; www.nhs.uk; www.everydayhealth.com
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