Many times we forget that we need to take care of our feet, until they start hurting and then we remember. We worry about our skin or hair, but rarely do we worry about our feet, which are pretty important to get us from one place to another. There are many ways to keep your feet healthy and ready to go when you are ready to run out the door.
3 Basic Tips for Healthy Feet
Wear Good Shoes.
What does that exactly mean? Going barefoot is not a good choice because you have absolutely no support and you open your feet up for immediate injury. The cool grass may feel amazing on your feet, but one shard of glass can keep you from wearing your favorite shoes for a long time. However, when wearing heals or stylish shoes make sure they are comfortable and you can actually walk in them. You would hate to get tendonitis in your feet because your goal was wearing shoes that look good, but kill your toes and feet.
Treat Heel Pain.
Many people do not realize that plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, the band of connective tissue that supports the arch of your foot and extends to the heel. When pain starts, plantar fasciitis can last a long time without treatment. You want to talk about a limit in your activity? This can keep you down for a long time without proper treatment. You really need to start treatment immediately or you will open yourself up to many other health issues like weight gain, muscle tension, and depression.
Beat the Fungus.
Fungus will grow in warm moist places and that is where your feet live most of the time—in socks and shoes. It is important to keep your feet dry and clean to prevent athlete’s foot fungus. If you get athlete’s foot fungus many over the counter topical creams will work. However if it persists, you should see a doctor to get a prescription to kill the fungus.
At the end of the day, you need your feet to get around and do all the activities you love to do. If you have foot pain, you are not happy, and activity slows down. This can cause a new problem–weight gain, which again is hard on your feet. It is a vicious cycle to care for your feet. Time to pay attention to the feet below you!
We have had several athletes in our store recently worrying about their foot pain. We have recommended the LaserTouchOne to help them relieve the pain, and they are pleasantly surprised. They cannot believe this one device can help alleviate the pain and usually they get rid of the pain indefinitely.