There are many benefits that can be derived from the proper care of the foot. The foot is an important part of the body. It is needed when you walk around. It is useful to sportspersons. There is no end to the use of the feet. It carries the entire body mass.
Even in your car, behind the wheels, you need your feet to function effectively. A lot depends on the foot. There are a lot of diseases associated with the foot. Most of them are preventable – caused mainly due to carelessness on our part to maintain adequate care of the foot. The focus of the article is to educate us on ways by which we can take care of our foot on a daily basis.
But first: What are the main causes of foot disease? Consider the following:
- Poor Trimming of nails
- Uncomfortable shoes
Those are some of the identifiable causes of foot disease. For any problem, there is a corresponding solution. Hence having identified the problems, our focus now is on the possible remedies.
There are some easy do it yourself measures that you can take to address the problem with the foot. If you desire to maintain a healthy foot the year round, then the following tips are for you. It will only take little efforts from you; they are worth it to say the least; here they are explained in simple clear English:
ROOT CAUSE OF SKIN INFECTION
Many people today are suffering from skin infection on their foot. Many people do not know the actual cause; instead they are looking the other way for possible causes and clues that will remedy the situation. In most cases these problems are caused by not observing simple hygienic procedures. To prevent this situation, do the following:
- Clip your nails
- Have them cut as at when due
- Always have your nails cleaned
The three processes explained above will go a long way to prevent some of the problems that cause foot disease. When you take care of your nails, it prevents them from growing inwards which is responsible in some instances for foot infection.
ELIMINATE ALL DIRT ON YOUR FEET
You must not allow dirt to gather on your foot. It is the harbinger of bacteria to your feet. You need no lecture on the implications of bacteria on your foot. As a precautionary measure therefore, every form of dirt must be eliminated from your foot. Wash your feet properly with water; apply disinfectants to the water.
It has been observed that those who do this religiously have been able to eliminate nail disorders on their foot and several other foot diseases. Some people have offensive odors oozing out of their foot; you will be able to eliminate this by simply washing your feet.
Further, it goes some length to counter the negative impact of footwear on your feet as well as that of the environment
REMOVE ALL DEAD LAYERS ON YOUR FEET
When you have dead layers of skin on your legs, and you allow such to accumulate, that is an open invitation to bunions or corns on your leg. The result of this is that such a person will begin to experience pains on the legs. That is the beginning of problems on the foot that may grow to become hydra headed if not properly addressed.
The way out is to get rid of these dead layers on your foot. When this is done, there will be the emergence of new cells which will bring relief to your foot. Further, when new cells come up on your foot, it brings in its wake a foot that will begin to tone brightly. That is not a bad idea, l hope you will agree no less.
This is also a way by which you can ensure the health of your feet. Exercise of this nature boosts the circulation of blood in your body. Statistics are there to show that foot disease is common in old age. The chief reason is that at that age, the old partake in little or zero exercise of the limbs. When you do not exercise, the following are likely to result:
- Such a person will experience numbness of the tissues on the foot
- There will be tingling in the foot
- There is the likelihood of cramping
- There is visible discoloration of the toe nails and the skin.
You will far well if you can avoid such issues by simply devoting a few minutes of your day to light exercises. It is for the health of your foot.
INVOLVE THE SERVICES OF PEDICURES
These set of people have what it takes to contribute holistically to the health of your foot. The services they provide are all embracing. So if you cannot do it by yourself, then invite these pros and they will gladly have the job done for you. They provide the following relevant services:
- They will help to clean your feet
- They will provide you with nail care services
The one we rate as the chief service that you will get here is the one that has to do with foot massage. They normally do this with the use of oil. The oil used keeps your feet moisturized and the massage promotes circulation of blood in the region of the feet and calves. It brings a soothing effect unto your veins; this exercise is very therapeutic for those with problems.
CAUTION! “If you want to employ the services of pedicures, make sure the instruments they use are sterilized if they are not new to avoid unpleasant consequences.”
There are instances when the problems encountered are beyond what you can handle; in that scenario, it is advised that you see the podiatrist. They are professionals and they work hand in hand with medical practitioners.