The essential guide to foot care

Especially in these seasons we have to take care of our feet if we want to make our life as comfortable as possible. Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed

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Tips and guides to take care of your feet during these harsh seasons.

Especially in these seasons we have to take care of our feet if we want to make our life as comfortable as possible. Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed

What is one part of our body that is overworked every day and yet always taken for granted? Our feet! We stand on them all day, often in tight shoes and other footwear, and more often than not we don’t make up for the ordeal they go through. But at the end of the day, we need to take care of our feet if we want to make our lives as comfortable as possible.

primary care

Just as we wash our face and brush our teeth every day, it is important to wash and care for our feet as well. It is important to wash them daily with warm water while showering, making sure to wash between the toes as well. Weekly soaping and scrubbing of feet will also ensure calluses don’t form. This routine is essential to avoid bacteria, infection and odors. It is also necessary to regularly moisturize your feet with lotions and creams to avoid over-drying. With dry and dehydrated skin, there is always a risk of it getting cut and infected even more.

The right footwear

One of the most doctor-recommended ways to prevent foot pain and injury is to avoid wearing tight-fitting shoes. Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed

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Tips and guides to take care of your feet during these harsh seasons.

One of the most doctor-recommended ways to prevent foot pain and injury is to avoid wearing tight-fitting shoes. Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed

Our feet are more prone to injury simply because we carry our weight all day, are in constant use, and our pinky toe inevitably bangs against the dining room chair. The good news is that many foot injuries are minor and can be avoided by wearing the right shoes. Blisters and calluses (a visible indicator of ill-fitting shoes) are all common problems. One of the most recommended ways by doctors to prevent foot pain and injury is to avoid wearing tight-fitting shoes and wearing heels all the time. Tight shoes can put you at risk of bunions, a bony bump that forms at the joint at the base of the big toe and which, if left untreated, can require medical attention.

diabetes and feet

Diabetes is a very difficult disease to live with and often people with diabetes have nerve problems etc in their feet. First things first, make it a habit to check your feet every day for blisters, cuts, ingrown toenails, and the like—remember that something that’s commonplace for most people can be a problem for you. Keeping your blood pressure under control also reduces the risk of poor circulation and nerve damage in your feet, which can lead to foot numbness, ulcers and chronic infections.

The foundation of our bodies are our feet – we use them every day to walk our pets, play with our loved ones and taking care of them is vital in the long run to avoid complications as we age will. It is high time that we love and care for our feet as they love and care for us.

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