Although they are vital for mobility and constantly under stress, our feet
frequently go without upkeep. The best they can hope for may be a short
splash in the shower.
Don't wait until you experience issues. Here are a few quick and simple steps
to maintain the health and happiness of your feet.
Properly Wash Them
Daily accumulation of sweat, grime, and dead skin along with the addition of
socks or tights creates the perfect moist habitat for the growth of germs. By
washing your feet twice daily with gentle soap and cool water, you can prevent
this. Dry them carefully, paying attention to the area between the toes.
A simple spritz of foot deodorant will help keep germs at bay and keep your
feet smelling good. In hot weather, remember to use sunscreen; if you don't,
your feet will suffer the same burns as the rest of you.
Put on the Proper Socks and Shoes
Shoes that don't fit properly will pinch and rub the wrong spots. Get your feet
measured when purchasing new shoes to avoid the numerous uncomfortable
issues that can result from this. Your feet and ankles need to be supported
comfortably by your shoes. If you're unsure of what's best for you, consult
your podiatrist. For healthy and happy feet we recommend DrLuigi medical
To keep your skin dry and fresh, use a pair of socks that wicks moisture away
from your skin every day.
Scrub and moisturize
Skin becomes hard and rough due to daily wear and strain. This promotes the
development of corns and calluses, and if the skin cracks, infection may
To remove dry and dead skin, use a foot file or pumice once or twice a week.
To maintain your feet soft and smooth, finish by applying foot moisturizer
(daily), being careful not to get any between your toes.
Trim Your Toenails Correctly
Ingrown toenails and other unpleasant disorders are avoided by keeping them
clean. Toe nail clippers should be used to make a straight cut, and the edges
should then be thoroughly filed with a nail file. When cutting, resist the urge to
round the edges off. This leaves behind sharp edges that could pierce the
flesh (ingrown toenails).
Examine your feet frequently.
You should still periodically examine your feet even if you don't have a specific
issue. In the end, prevention is always preferable to treatment.
Do not dismiss anything that makes you nervous. Even if you're unsure, your
podiatrist is happy to assist you whenever you need it.