Foot Health

The Importance Of Foot Hygiene In Foot Health

The feet need to be healthy so that you won’t have to suffer from even worse things. Medicare’s philosophy on nail services can be essentially described as an unwillingness to cover nail care by a physician (podiatrist generally), even if someone cannot reach their own toenails or has poor vision, as someone outside of the medical community can generally provide this service (family, friend, nail tech).

Their foot health related products comprise of foot supports/insoles, heel pain/plantar fasciitis, bunions/toes, corns/calluses/forefoot, skincare/nailcare products and accessories, foot odor/hygiene products as well as products for sensitive feet or for patients diagnosed with diabetes.

Rotation of the shoes we wear daily gives shoes time to dry out and reduces the build up of perspiration, bacteria, and shoe chemicals that shorten the life of good shoe. Tight shoes and boots can cause circulation problems. Thick, yellow toenails are common and are indicators of a fungal infection.

The most likely symptoms of this condition are associated with a sharp, stabbing pain around the ankle area. Prevention is always better than cure, so correct foot wear and washing your own feet daily is something that needs to be done. Again because diabetics are much greater risk of foot problems they need to be washed and cleaned and inspected regularly for any abrasions bruises and cuts or infections.

Achieving excellent foot health requires people to take care of their feet by washing them daily and not wearing foot-wear for extended periods of time. It is also an idea to change your bathroom foot towel regularly, (yes, use a separate towel just for feet) so you do not cross infect yourself from your toes to other areas of your body, as bacteria and fungi can lay dormant up to 4 weeks.