Foot Health

Podiatry Treatment

A toe straightener can help with overlapping toes, hammertoes and mallet toes. These are gel filled Band-Aids that you apply to pressure points on the foot to stop shoes from rubbing. A general foot care regimen for your feet should include regular washing and drying, especially in between the toes and the base of the nail. Muscles and ligaments stretch and soften because of an increase in the ovarian hormone relaxin, which makes your feet more prone to ankle and ligament strains on a daily basis.

The choice of footwear can also be a factor in the cause of foot problems during pregnancy. Toenail fungus is very common and as the name suggests, it is when the fungal growth appears on the toenail. Do not wear chuck tailor, advan or any canvas shoes since this type of shoes put your feet at risk for punctures.

6. Never walk long distances or over uneven ground such as pavements when wearing high heels. Very flat arches, or commonly referred to as “flat feet” will often result in over-pronation, where the ankle rolls in and puts pressure on the inner part of the foot.

Ok, would you like to spend one quarter of your life in your glamorous heels and one half of it in agony with really ugly feet? A foot’s width is often ignored when purchasing shoes, especially given that many retailers have scaled back the selection of different widths in stock.

The toes may have been pushed into unnatural positions after years of wearing tight, narrow shoes. This can lead to pain, inflammation, and possibly infection of the skin around the nail itself. Regularly stretching the toes is not even something that most athletes take the time to do. Basically, we ignore our feet, until there’s a problem.