I'm going to be talking about foot care so if feet turn your stomach, give this post a miss! It's easy to ignore how your feet look during the cold-weather months when you hide your feet in your
shoes. Wearing the right shoes is an important aspect of foot health. I enjoy cleaning cars - I know, it's a weird hobby. So many women are of the belief that crow's feet is impossible to remove or
at least extremely hard to get rid of quickly.
They can be treated using foot supports, heel pads, and heel cups. In order to retain healthy feet, you must make an effort to take care of your feet. Wash your feet every day in lukewarm soapy water
but do not soak the feet as this can cause excessive dryness of feet. Dry your feet completely, especially in between the toes and moisturizing cream should be applied all over the feet, but not in
between the toes. You may smoothly rub with a pumice stone or a skin file. Trim them straight across the toe and not too short. Regularly scrub your feet, mainly the heels, using a foot scrubber. It
helps in removing the dead cells and making feet softer. Examine your feet regularly with mirror and if there are any defects or infections, then immediately consult a doctor. Never do self-treatment
for feet. A toe corn could develop on the top of a toe or between toes.
Long hours of work under conditions of stress put an extra burden on the feet. When your feet get painful you concentrate on them instead of the work. When feet become strained and painful they
should be studied by an orthopedic surgeon. Don't ignore pain: Painful feet are not normal.
Orthotics, on the other hand, do most of their work on the heel and ball of the foot repositioning the foot for maximized function. First, try doing your own version of deep tissue massage by rolling
a frozen cola bottle or can from the heel forward into the arch. Do stretching but the key to good stretching is not to stretch too hard so generally avoid weight bearing (standing) stretches but sit
on a soft surface like your bed and pull the foot backward on the leg as far as it will go, holding for 20 seconds and relaxing for 5 seconds. Wrap a pillow around your foot with duct tape and walk
for a block or two. You will come back with your foot hurting more because your foot sank down deeper into the soft surface, allowing the ligament to stretch more. For myself, when I'm in a hurry, I
use a foot file from Sally's.
Your podiatrist will need to check with you about where exactly you're experiencing swelling (is it just in your foot or is your leg swollen as well, for example), whether it comes and goes during
certain times of the day (morning versus evening), whether anything makes it better or worse, and any other symptoms you may be experiencing.