Shoes and Feet Tips: Our offers treatment and prevention tips to keep your feet healthy and happy.
Keeping your toes in tip-top shape is vital to staying pain-free. Here’s everything you need to know about shoe fit, hygiene, and more.
Find out how to take care of your feet and prevent foot problems.
Buying the right shoes is an investment in foot health. But how do you find ones that fit correctly and provide adequate support?
Everyone knows how important shoes are for keeping our feet healthy and comfortable. But with so many different types of shoes on the market, it can be hard to know which ones are best for our feet. So let’s get started! We’ll also touch on the importance of proper arch support and cushioning and discuss how to tell if a shoe is a good fit.
Many common foot problems can be avoided by taking some simple precautions.
Here are some of the most common problems and how to avoid them:
1. Blisters are caused by friction and usually occur when new shoes are worn or are too tight. Ensure your shoes fit properly and gradually break into new shoes to prevent blisters.
2. Calluses – form on the feet due to repetitive friction or pressure. Wearing well-fitting shoes and using foot pads can help to prevent calluses from forming.
3. Corns – Corns are similar to calluses but usually form on the toes instead of the soles of the feet. Wearing ill-fitting shoes is the most common cause of corn. To prevent them, ensure your shoes fit properly, and don’t wear high heels all day.
4. Athlete’s foot – Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that often causes itchiness, redness, and scaling on the skin between the toes.
It is often caused by wearing damp or sweaty socks or footwear, so keeping your feet dry as much as possible is essential. Wearing sandals or open-toed shoes can help to keep your feet dry and cool, and you should also change your socks frequently if you sweat a lot during the day. See a doctor for treatment options if you have an athlete’s foot.