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The essential guide to foot care

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We need to take care of our feet if we want to make our life as comfortable as possible, especially during these seasons. Photo: Sazzad Ibn Sayed

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Tips and guides to take care of your feet during these difficult seasons.

We need to take care of our feet if we want to make our life as comfortable as possible, especially during these seasons. Photo: Sazzad Ibn Sayed

What is the part of our body that is overworked every day and yet always taken for granted? Our Feet! We stand on them all day, often in restrictive shoes and other footwear and more often than not we don’t catch up to the ordeal they go through. But at the end of the day, we need to take care of our feet if we want to make our lives as comfortable as possible.

Basic care

Just as we wash our face and brush our teeth every day, it’s essential to wash and care for our feet too. It is important to wash them daily with lukewarm water while showering, taking care to also wash between the toes. Soaping and rubbing your feet weekly will also ensure calluses are hard to form. This routine is essential to maintain to avoid bacteria, infections and odors. You should also moisturize your feet regularly with lotions and creams to avoid drying them out too much. Dry, dehydrated skin is always at risk of cutting itself and becoming more infected.

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The right shoes

One of the most doctor-recommended ways to avoid foot pain and injury is to avoid tight-fitting shoes. Photo: Sazzad Ibn Sayed

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Tips and guides to take care of your feet during these difficult seasons.

One of the most doctor-recommended ways to avoid foot pain and injury is to avoid tight-fitting shoes. Photo: Sazzad Ibn Sayed

Our feet are more susceptible to injury simply because they carry our weight all day, are constantly stressed, and inevitably stub their little toes against the dining room chair. The good news is that many foot injuries are minor and can be avoided by simply wearing the proper footwear. Blisters and calluses (a visible indicator of ill-fitting shoes) are all common problems. One of the most doctor-recommended ways to avoid foot pain and injury is to avoid tight-fitting shoes and wear high-heeled shoes all the time. Tight shoes can expose you to bunions, a bony bump formed on the joint at the base of the big toe, which, if left untreated, may require medical attention.

diabetes and feet

Diabetes is a very difficult disease to live with and often people with diabetes have nerve problems etc. in their feet. First, get into the habit of checking your feet daily for blisters, cuts, ingrown toenails and the like – remember, something that’s common for most people can be a problem for you. Keeping your blood pressure under control also decreases the risk of poor blood circulation and nerve damage in your feet, which can lead to numbness in the feet, ulcers and chronic infections.

The foundation of our bodies are our feet – we use them every day to walk our pets, play with loved ones and care for them in the long run to avoid complications as we age. It’s time to love and care for our feet as much as they love and care for us.