Most people forget how hard the feet work for them and do not give them the attention or care that they deserve. Usually, it takes a problem with the feet to get one’s attention. Tired and achy feet can benefit from reflexology, stretching, and pedicures, all of which should feel relaxing and soothing. Reflexology involves applying pressure with the hands to specific points on the feet with the goal of improving functioning of certain organs and glands. Gentle stretching of the feet can alleviate tension and strengthen muscles in the soles of the feet. In addition to making your toenails look pretty, pedicures can provide comfort in the form of massage, hot water soaks, and exfoliation. It is important to take care of the feet to get the most out of them. If you would like more suggestions for how you can properly care for your feet, see a podiatrist today.
Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact Gabe Rodriguez, DPM from Sioux Falls Foot Specialist. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
Everyday Foot Care
Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. Without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks.
It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before. For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops. Wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent Athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Sioux Falls, SD . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.