They receive special attention in the spring and summer, the sandal and flip-flop seasons, with the fingers sticking out, but the truth is that foot care is a health issue and not just a cosmetic one, especially for those who are into sports. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to them and cultivate them throughout the seasons.
Tips for grooming your feet and preventing pain and other symptoms:
- You have coarse, dry dry skin at the bottom of the foot or on the sides. Beyond the non-aesthetic appearance, rough, dry, and cracked skin can easily contaminate bacteria and fungi. Therefore, it is recommended to nourish and soften the hard skin of the foot daily, after showering or dipping your feet in warm water, which softens the skin.
- After immersion or bathing, it is important to dry your feet well, especially between your fingers, so as not to leave moisture and prevent fungal development.
- You can gently grind the rough skin with the help of “stone”, peeling grain to the feet. After rubbing, it is advisable to rub the feet with a nourishing ointment such as flexible ointment, which is designed for the treatment of hard and dry skin, thus helping to care for the foot.
- In summer, it is important to apply sunscreen to the feet and not to walk barefoot on hot surfaces. The sun and heat can burn and crack the skin.
- Nail cracks and nail fungus are common phenomena in people who engage in extreme sports and/or wear narrow shoes with a tight foot. To prevent these symptoms, it is important to avoid squeezing small shoes, cushioning the shoes well, and make sure to cut the nails with a rounded extension.
- Intrusive fingernail can also be caused by overload, or when the feet of one's feet are over one another in the shoes. The treatment of fungus and the ingrown nail is complex and it is recommended to use a pediatrician, dermatologist, or podiatrist. Here too, avoid small, squeezing shoes, apply nourishing cream, and cut with a rounded extension.
- Buying new shoes? Beyond a fashionable look, it is important that the shoes be the right size. Naturally, the feet expand during the day so it is recommended that you go for shopping in the afternoon. So make sure the shoes sit comfortably on the leg, which is not too narrow or too small, and there is no fear of causing rubbing, warts, or formation of rough skin - which is also considered a type of wart.
- Best to wear: shoes with flexible but padded soles. Flip-flops, sandals, and slippers with a thin sole do not protect your feet from injuries, can cause the formation of coarse, thick skin, and also leg pain at the end of the day. If possible, cushion your shoes with the insole.
- Feeling pain in your feet during the evening or at the end of the day? Perform exercises that release muscles, tendons, and joints. Like turning your ankles in circles, in both directions.
- Have you traveled or walked longer than you are used to? This increased effort increases the pressure and strain on the feet. To relieve the pain in the legs, gently massage them, recommended with a moisturizing lotion or massage oil.