How to Keep Your Feet in Top Condition

Your feet go through a lot each day, they take all the stress and strain from walking, running or standing during the day, and they do it all covered in shoes most of the time. It means that your feet can be subjected to many things that can cause you pain or discomfort if you don’t look after them properly. Here are some tips that you can use to keep your feet in good condition.

Wash and Dry Them Properly

When you have a shower, you might not always wash your feet properly. Simply letting the water wash them as you stand there won’t be sufficient to clean them properly. To get them clean, you need to wash them with shower gel or soap including in between the toes. You then need to rinse the soap off completely. When you have finished the shower, you need to dry your feet including in between the toes until they are dry. It is this type of washing and drying that will help to prevent athlete’s foot and fungus.

Soaking Your Feet

After a long day on your feet, you might want to get home and give them a soak for a while. When you soak your feet, you should avoid anything that will dry them out such as Epsom salts. Instead, you need to use a liquid soap that has skin softening properties in it. As with the shower, when you have finished, they need to be dried thoroughly to prevent fungus or foot odor.

Deal with Problems Early

Because your feet can develop issues gradually, you might not always be aware of them until they get bad. That is why it is important for you to check your feet regularly to spot any changes early. The best time to do this is when you trim your toenails because you can see how the nails are and the condition of your feet. You can learn more about potential issues with your feet on the internet. If you suffer from particularly smelly feet, then you can wash them in a vinegar and water solution.

Alternate Your Shoes

Most people might have one or two pairs of shoes that they regularly wear, but this might not always be the best thing for your feet. You need to make sure that your shoes have time to dry out in between the last time you wore them and the next time. It is especially important if you suffer from sweaty feet. If you don’t let them dry out, you risk allowing bacteria and fungus growth. You can also help it by changing your socks at least once a day so that your shoes don’t get too damp.

Many people don’t always give their feet the care and attention they need, but, if you let them develop problems, they can become serious and leave you with permanent issues. Just some regular care and even moisturizing once a day can help you to protect your feet.

Thanks to Ana

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