Keeping your feet healthy is crucial to your general wellbeing, since it is your feet that support your body all day and enable you to take the exercise you need. Many people, however, do not realise how important it is to take excellent care of their feet.
Neglecting your feet can cause many problems, including debilitating foot pain. Talk to us at Foot Solutions for advice and information on how to care for your feet and keep them healthy.
How To Keep Your Feet Healthy
There are many different aspects to caring for your feet, and paying attention to each area will help you to develop a balanced and healthy routine that ensures your feet stay in tip top condition. You should consider:
- Shoes. A surprising number of foot conditions are linked to the shoes you wear. Bunions, for example, are often the result of wearing shoes such as high heels, with a narrow toe box that crush the toes together. Many people do not realise the health implications of high-heeled shoes, which can also lead to hammertoes and pain in the back, hips and knees. While occasional wear may be acceptable, it is very important to allow feet time to recover, and not to wear high heels for long periods of time or on a daily basis.
- Exercise. As it is vital to exercise regularly to keep your body fit and healthy, it is also essential to exercise properly to keep your feet in good shape. Make sure that you are wearing comfortable shoes that offer your feet support in all the right places, as your feet come under extra pressure when you exercise and this extra cushioning is very important to protect the bones, tendons and ligaments, and to prevent injury.
- Foot pain. If you feel discomfort or pain in your feet, don’t just ignore it and hope it will pass. Most foot conditions will worsen progressively, especially if untreated or if unsupportive or damaging footwear continues to be worn. Visit your GP, or change your footwear to relieve pain in problem areas and allow your foot to heal.
- Daily care. It’s a good idea to set yourself up in a routine that allows you to maintain good health and hygiene for your feet. Feet should be washed every day, and dried carefully, especially between the toes, to avoid fungal conditions such as athletes foot developing. Remember to keep toenails short and straight to prevent ingrown toenails.
Find Shoes To Prevent Foot Pain In Ireland
When you’re looking for shoes that make your feet feel good, a specialist shoe store such as Foot Solutions can be the perfect place to start. You can have your feet measured by a professional fitter, and we will help you to work out which shoes will be best for your feet.