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Care For Your Feet

Care For Your Feet

Did you know the health of your feet can often tell you a lot about the rest of your body?  

Think of your feet like a foundation, if your feet are misaligned it doesn’t usually just affect the feet, your entire skeleton has to compensate for matters with the foundation. Such issue can climb the ladder leading to knee, hip and lower back pain.  

“Take peripheral neuropathy and peripheral artery disease for example. These are both systemic conditions that are frequently linked with diabetes and affect your entire body. But for many people, the symptoms strike first—and worst—in the feet and toes. Cold toes, numbness, discoloration, muscle weakness, cramping in the legs, and other symptoms could all be signs that your body is suffering from a more extensive disease. If blood vessels are narrow and clogged in the feet, there’s a good chance they’re narrowing elsewhere too—and that could mean a heart attack or stroke in your future.” According to Kevin J. Powers, DPM.

The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) considers your feet a marvel of engineering. According to their most recent estimates, the typical person walks about 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day or over 115,000 miles during a lifetime. That’s like walking 4 times, circle around the entire earth.

Say Thank You to These Unsung Heroes

Well, I never thought I would say this but we can eat for your feet. Some of the food they like are listed below.   They also need Plenty of Vitamin D and Calcium. This can promote optimal foot health by reducing your risk of osteoporosis.  Taking Vitamin C, or eating Foods high in vitamin C can reduce inflammation. B Vitamins Combat Neuropathy.  If you have foot pain, try adding a little spices like Turmeric, Black pepper, cinnamon, Garlic and Ginger to your diet. 

Dance, run, jump and even stump, your feet can handle it.  Just remember good foot health is the foundation for your overall well- being.  

Healthy Foods that Promote Healthy Feet:

  • Leafy green vegetables like broccoli, spinach, kale and watercress.

  • Walnuts, almonds, chia seeds, lentils and beans.

  • Blueberries, blackberries and cherries.  

  • Sardines, salmon and mackerel (omega 3). 

  • Chicken and turkey.

Basic Care

  • Check your feet for cuts, sores, swelling and infected toenails.
  • Give them a good cleaning in warm.
  • Moisturize them everyday. Don’t put moisturizer between your toes. You want to keep the skin there dry to prevent infection.
  • Avoid wearing tight-fitting shoes. Your shoes shouldn’t hurt your feet.
  • Skip the flip-flops and flats. They don’t provide enough arch support. (This will be hard to do)
  • Rotate your shoes so you’re not wearing the same pair every day.
  • Trim your toenails straight across with a nail clipper. Then use an emery board or nail file to smooth the corners, which will prevent the nail from growing into your skin.