The Game is Afoot: How to Look After Your Feet

Posted on: 23 September 2016

While you might not give a lot of consideration to how sweaty your feet get, if left untreated it could lead to some unpleasant outcomes. Below is a guide to some simple steps you can take to avoid developing sweaty feet.

Wear shoes which are comfortable and which fit

While this might seem obvious, a lot of people still buy shoes according to how good they look and not according to how well they fit or how comfortable they are. Excessively high heels or very stiff leather shoes may look great, but they could be causing a great deal of damage to your feet. As you age and grow, your feet change size and shape. This is why some people who have feet that are wider or longer than they suspect try to force their feet into shoes which do not fit properly. Tight shoes can lead to an increase in sweating and also promote the development of bunions and crooked toenails. When buying new shoes, you should always have your feet professionally measured to ensure you get the perfect fit.

Wash and Massage Your Feet Regularly 

Washing and massaging your feet on a regular basis can help to improve the blood flow while also helping you to relax your muscles. Doing this can help to reduce any stiffness and pain in your feet as well as giving you the ideal opportunity to check your feet for other problems such as corns or calluses. You can also check your toenails for signs of discolouration, which may indicate a fungal infection while also checking that none of your toenails are ingrown. Washing your feet will also help to remove sweat from your skin, which will help to prevent the development of athlete's foot.

Protect your feet when playing sports

It is very easy to damage your feet when playing sports. This is why it is important to invest in the proper protective gear. You should wear a pair of high-quality trainers that provide good cushioning for the bottom of your feet. You should also invest in sports that which are specially designed to absorb excess sweat from your feet. This will help to prevent the development of rashes and the growth of bacteria.

If you require further information about how best to care for your feet, contact a medical professional today. They will be able to assess your health and carry out any necessary treatment.


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