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Basic Foot Care

Posted by Savneet Singh on Jul.18, 2010

ⓒ iStockPhoto - silberkorn

ⓒ iStockPhoto - silberkorn

If your feet could speak, they would probably complain that they do not get proper care and attention. So what do we do to keep them in tip-top shape? If you treat your feet with tender loving care and they will reward you with years of diligent, pain-free service.  Just follow simple steps for happy, healthy feet forever.

Wash your feet daily. Make sure to clean between the toes and under the nails. Completely dry your feet after bathing. Dry the places between toes too. Damp feet are breeding ground for bacteria and odor.

To help prevent dry, cracked foot skin, massage a good thick lotion into your feet before you dress and again when you go to bed.

Add a little foot powder to your shoes each day to help absorb perspiration.

Wear fresh socks or hosiery daily.

Cut your toenail straight across to help avoid ingrown toenails. Afterward, smooth nail edge with an emery board or nail file.

Inspect your feet daily for blisters, corns, swelling. calluses or other  any other problems. Get appropriate treatment. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Give your shoes a rest. Alternating pairs allows shoes to completely dry out and give the padding time to return to its normal shape. This makes shoes last loonger and keeps your feet healthier.

Drink lots of water.

Give yourself  a weekly feet treatment. Massage your feet with warmed oil mixed with a few drops of essential oil of lavender, eucalyptus, or peppermint to de-stress and relax your sore feet.

If you are overweight, lose some pounds. Excess weight adds enormous pressure to your feet.

Walk, walk, walk.

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Article By: Savneet Singh

Savneet Singh

Profile: Savneet Singh has been a writer and editor on the environment, science, education, and human and spirituality since 2003 for various books for children. Savneet holds a Masters degree in Environment and a Masters in Education and currently located in Santa Ana (near LA),California. Savneet enjoys reading and writing about the environment and life related things. Savneet has a strong inclination for spirituality and practices meditation & yoga everyday.

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1 comment for this entry:
  1. pritpal

    want to know treatment for swelling in feet

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