If you’ve ever sustained a foot injury, you know how difficult it is to get around without two fully functioning feet. That’s why taking care of your feet before they start to hurt can save you a major headache…and foot-ache, and backache and…well, you get the idea.
While pedicures are probably the first things that come to mind when you think of foot maintenance, a good pedicure only goes so far to help. You need products to help pick up the slack in the area of foot comfort in between pedicures.
To start, one of the simplest things you can do to take care of your feet is to make sure they are well moisturized. Ensuring that the skin on your feet stays supple and healthy can go a long way in preventing painful corns and calluses as you age. While calluses and corns may not seem like a big deal at age 30, they can be at age 50+. Ensuring that your feet are well moisturized will pay off down the road. To keep your feet soft and supple, we recommend using Bette K. New Feet Cream. This cream has a deep moisturizing effect that works quickly to rejuvenate your skin. You’ll notice a difference after just a few days of regular moisturizing.
In addition, you may need to add various physical stretches to ensure that your foot is flexible and healthy. For the ladies (and some gentlemen) out there who wear uncomfortably tight shoes or high heels, Yoga Toes can help treat a host of ailments. By gently stretching apart your toes, Yoga Toes encourages both flexibility and strength in your foot, helping to support foot posture and health from your toes all the way to your arches.
The Pedfix EZ Morning Heel Relief Splint is great for targeted heel pain. Heel pain can have a number of sources from plantar fasciitis to Achilles tendonitis. This heel relief splint treats both by stretching the toes toward the shin. This increases blood-flow to the afflicted area and can help reduce heel pain by improving flexibility in the foot. Conveniently, you can use the Pedfix EZ Morning Heel Relief Splint while you are relaxing or even sleeping.
Mind you, a great way to prevent pain from even starting is to ensure that your shoes are properly fitted with supportive, impact-absorbing insoles. Foot Petals Killer Kushionz are designed specifically for high heels and sandals. They have a very narrow arch support that attaches padded cushioning at the heel and the ball of the foot. Foot Petals insoles go a long way in preventing that “I-would-pay-for-a-piggy-back-ride,” foot pain caused by high heels.
Foot pain, while uncomfortable, is avoidable and treatable. If you’re experiencing foot pain, come in and we can help you find the right solution for your feet.