Foot Health

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Podiatrist’s encounter many foot problems during and after pregnancy. Calluses are thickened areas of skin that may occur on the ball of the foot or on top of a bunion. In some cases, podiatrists and physical therapists use foot massages to enhance their regular services and to relax the feet and muscles. When bacteria grows on the foot it loves to find its way into places where dirt builds up. Dirty things tend to build up on the side of toenails and underneath toenails.

Orthotics are recommended for people who have fallen arches, exaggerated arches, plantar fasciitis, heel pain or who experience pain in the shins, toes, ankles, knees, hips or lower back. It grows and feeds off the area it is located in. Foot fungus love to thrive in areas that are moist and damp.

Wiggle your toes and move your ankles up and down for 5 minutes for about 2 to 3 times a day. You’d be surprised how many foot problems can be avoided simply by choosing good, practical footwear. A patient suffering from bunions or hammer toe should seek treatment sooner rather than later.

Toe pain is usually caused by running shoes that are too small. Shoes not too heavy, causing Achilles tendon and not too smothering for the feet are wise health choices. Shoes are meant to protect your feet, not hurt them. The pain is caused by tight fitting shoes pushing the metatarsal bones in the foot together.

By reducing the shoe pressure on the skin through the use of a properly sized and fitted shoe, the development of corns and calluses can be slowed or even eliminated. Discolored toenails. Several patients have complained to me in the past about how they wished they’d ‘listened to their mother’ or grandmother about wearing proper fitting, comfortable footwear.