Top Tips For Healthy Feet

The more time you spend on your feet, the more important it is to keep them healthy. This helps you to feel your best, and to live with less pain.

  1.  Dry and Clean Daily: Wash daily with soap and warm (not hot) water. Most importantly, dry your feet carefully—especially between your toes—to keep fungus from forming.
  2.  Cut Toenails Regularly and Correctly: If you can see and reach your toenails, trim them straight across and file the edges with an emery board or nail file.
  3.  Examine Your Feet Often: Look for peeling or scaling skin, discolored nails (or changes under the nail), and other unusual symptoms.
  4.  Keep Feet Hydrated: Moisturize regularly with cream or lotion, but not between your toes.
  5.  Examine Your Feet Often: Look for peeling or scaling skin, discolored nails (or changes under the nail), and other unusual symptoms.
  6.  Keep Feet Hydrated: Moisturize regularly with cream or lotion. Keep the area between the toes dry at all times.
  7.  Massage Your Feet Daily: This can help promote relaxation and sound sleep, improve circulation to your legs, keep ankles strong and flexible, soothe pain and inflammation and reduce the discomfort of burning feet sensation. Take 5 minutes each day, with warm coconut or olive oil, to press your thumbs in a circular kneading motion into the soles of your feet. Gently stretch each toe by pulling it back and forth to keep them flexible and reduce pain.
  8.  Don’t Hide Symptoms with Toenail Polish: Never use toenail polish to cover cracked, thick, discolored or crumbling toenails. You and your doctor need to be able to see what’s going on.
  9.  Wear Shoes that Fit: Some 90% of people wear improperly-fitting shoes! Wearing shoes that pinch or rub can cause blisters or wounds. Always get your feet measured when shoe shopping. Your shoe size can change due to age, weight, pregnancy, level of activity, and vary by manufacturer. Try to shop late in the day, when your feet tend to be at their largest. Include your inserts or orthotics, use them when trying on new shoes.
  10.  Keep the Blood Flowing to Your Feet: When sitting, put your feet up. Move your toes and ankles around for 5 minutes, 2 or 3 times a day. Avoid crossing your legs.
  11.  Change Shoes and Socks Daily: Your feet have more than 200,000 sweat glands. Both socks and shoes should be changed daily.
  12.  Know When to See a Doctor: Do not try to treat your own foot issues. See a medical professional for any pain, redness, swelling, discoloration or other symptoms. Then work with your doctor on a treatment plan.

Diabetic Feet Need Special Care

While people with diabetes are at greater risk for foot problems, studies show that comprehensive care can reduce and prevent foot-related complications and decrease amputation rates by as much as 85%. Protective footwear and orthotics can help to prevent foot issues related to diabetes. Show your feet to your health provider at every visit!
The good news is that Foot Solutions helps to keep you and your feet healthy with our Holistic Foot Analysis, expert fittings, and quality service and products. Our exclusive premium custom-made Perfetto inserts and orthotics help to relieve pain, improve comfort, balance, performance and body alignment. And our stylish comfort footwear for work, dress and play is both fashionable and functional—a true win-win!