Your poor feet can so easily get forgotten in your health care regime, but they are a part of our bodies that are not only vital but also come under a lot of pressure every day. Whether you are walking, running or even sitting your feet go through all sort of things in only one day. So it vital that you take good care of them. To find out how to do this, read on for some advice.
One thing that you have to check, if you are taking good care of on your feet, is your toenails. Many women go and have a regular pedicure to keep their toenail looking good. But some folks just ignore them, until there is a problem.
But this is a terrible idea because you can get all sorts of nasty stuff going wrong with you toenails if you don’t look after them properly. Such as this sort of fungus infection.
If you start to notice an issue with your toenails, it can help to give them as much air as possible. So limit the time that you are wearing sock and shoes, and remove nail polish so the nail bed can absorb as much oxygen as they can. They can help if they are yellowing as well.
Also for fungal infections, you can get specialized treatments from the pharmacy that will have your nails back to full health in no time at all.
Another common foot complaint is the verrucas or plantar wart. These are small, hard growths usually on the sole on the foot that are dry and have a black center.
They are caused by a virus which you can pick up from places like swimming pools or changing room floors. So they can be a particular problem for frequent gym goers.
It’s best to deal with verrucas promptly, as the longer you leave them the bigger and more painful they can get. Try freezing them off with chemical home treatment. Or if you would prefer to go down a more holistic route try these remedies you can do at home instead.
It is very common for people to suffer from particularly hard and dry skin on their heels. This is because of the amount of pressure that that part of the foot supports through the day.
Unfortunately, it can look very unsightly can also become painfully dry and cracked if left to its own devices.
You can use treatments with synthetic urea in them, which soften the skin. Or you can buff the skin off with manual or electronic pumice stones.
Plantar fasciitis is a particular type of foot pain that is caused when muscles in the foot contract, in particular, the Achilles’ tendons. This then makes it very painful to run and even walk.
While mild cases may be alleviated with rest. More serious one include treatment with pain refile injects and customized orthotics to be worn in the shoes.