Did you know that 3 out of 4 Spaniards suffer from some type of foot disease?
Corns, bunions, foot or ankle pain... are common ailments that affect the quality of life of about 70% of people.
The feet are one of the parts of the body to which we pay the least attention and, nevertheless, any disease in them can clearly determine the quality of life of the people who suffer from it. In addition, over the years the plantar pad wears out, increasing metatarsalgia and the appearance of pathologies that, although not serious, can be very painful when walking and can cause falls or ulcers in diabetics.
Tips to have about feet 10
1. Maintain correct foot hygiene, washing them regularly, especially between the toes, and making sure to dry them completely. Excess moisture favors the proliferation of fungi and bacteria.
2. Moisturize your feet daily, especially the heel and never put cream between the interdigital spaces because it macerates them. Be careful, excess is not good.
3. Massage the feet after a long working day, it will relax the muscles and improve circulation. Check the following entry on our blog and Learn how to give yourself a good relaxing foot massage.
4. Cut your nails straight, but not too short, especially the corners; this can lead to deformed nails digging in and causing injuries. People with diabetes or circulatory problems should be extra careful because they are more prone to infection.
5. Choose the right footwear for your feet and the activity you are going to do: work, run, etc. The ideal footwear is a leather shoe that adapts to the natural width of your foot and that is comfortable, flexible, breathable, non-slip, with a padded sole and that does not have a heel greater than 3 cm.
6. Use socks made of natural fibers of cotton or linen and without seams. These allow the foot to breathe better and do not hinder circulation.
7. Air them throughout the day. If you suffer from excessive sweating, to prevent sweat and moisture from developing infections after a long working day, try to air your foot or change your sock at least once a day.
8. Exercise and tone the muscles, joints and tendons of your feet. It is important to keep them active. To exercise them, often stretch and tuck your feet in, wiggle your toes, and rotate your ankles.
9. Avoid infections in public spaces with wet areas. To avoid fungal infections or warts, protect your feet by wearing flip-flops or rubber booties in public areas such as changing rooms and swimming pools.
10. Consult with the expert. At any sign that something is out of the ordinary in our feet, it is advisable to check as soon as possible whether or not there is any pathology, going to the specialist and starting, where appropriate, the appropriate treatment to prevent it from ending up in a disease with greater consequences. .
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