Our feet can walk about 100 000 miles in a lifetime. It is necessary to take care of them for our journey in this earth.
Here’s the list of caring a feet
- Check your feet daily for cuts, blister, bruises, colour changes, swelling, ingrown toenails, and open sores. Use a mirror or tale someone’s help if required.
- Always protect your feet. Wear appropriate footwear, inside or outside. Pricking your feet can cause serious wounds.
- Before wearing shoes check inside for stones, pebbles, or any other sharp objects.
- Wear socks with shoes. Make sure they are not tight.
- Wash socks daily; make sure they have no holes. Never wear knee-highs.
- Buy new shoes at the end of the day. That’s when your feet swell. Make sure the shoes are not too tight and fit well.
- If you have to remove your shoes, like at religious places, visit the place early morning or late in the evening. Hot ground can blister your feet.
- Always wash your feet with soap and water them. Especially between the toes.
- Dry them carefully after you wash them. Especially between the toes.
- Use lotion/oil to keep skin soap.
- Cut toenails straight across and file the sharp edges.
- Have your feet checked periodically by the doctor
- Keep wounds covered with a clean dressing.
- Don’t go barefoot anytime, outside or inside
- Don’t wear tight or torn shoes or shoes with rough and uneven seams.
- Avoid shoes with narrow toe box, high heels, stilettos or footwear that have straps with no back support.
- Don’t wear tight socks or knee-highs
- Don’t use hot water to wash your feet.
- Don’t let your feet dry and get cracked.
- Don’t use a heater or hot water bottle to warm your feet.
- Don’t use corn medicines or blades.
- Don’t smoke or use tobacco products.
- Your foot becomes painful.
- Your foot becomes noticeably red or develops any discolouration.
- A part or whole of the foot becomes unusually hot.
- There is discharge of any kind from the foot.
- Your feet smell bad.
- Your feet have an open sore or blister.
- Your feet generally unwell with nausea and high temperature.
- You have unusual difficulty keeping blood sugar levels under control.
Source: Novo nordisk