No More Foot Pain
Think your feet hurt now? These health tips will help you sidestep heinous maladies in the future
Apart from the occasional pedi, women tend to use and abuse legs-perhaps because “foot care” of them (OK, geriatric), meaning less sexy. But hey, bunions and bone spurs occur … a lot. Research from the leading national physician suggests that most people with a foot injury of some sort 40, and women who undergo surgeries most common foot problems. Avoiding disease treatment disgusted by the right foot.
Foot enemies (Foot Pain)
Genes play a role in the disaster leading female legs. So, not anatomy: “In general, women have narrower heels and weaker joints than men,” Frank Valente, DC, a chiropractor in Manhattan said. “In addition, irregular menstrual cycles and low-fat diet can reduce bone mass, putting women at high risk of ankle sprains and dislocated foot bones.” In addition, wider hips mean that some women are more susceptible to the knock-kneed away, which can throw off the alignment and position of the body, and potentially lead to a foot injury, said Eric Horton , MD, an orthopedic surgeon in San Diego.
High-heeled shoes can make your feet hurt like hell for a reason. “One-inch heel can increase the pressure on your legs by about 22 percent,” orthopedic surgeon Steven Raikin, MD, Philadelphia Institutein Rothman said. “Two inches can add up to 57 percent, and three inches can add a whopping 76 percent.” That means pressure on the toes are crammed into a tight area, and long-term results can bunions or hammertoes clawlike very unsultry. Moreover, a lot of weight on the foot switch causes the leg muscles to clench up and eventually tighten, making it difficult to walk normally even the day you wear flat. Platform and wedge shoes with a little kindness, but most still do not have a natural incline, said Catherine Cheung, DPM, a podiatrist in San Francisco.
No, you do not need to pack your closet with Crocs. Just follow these tips:
Try not to stand or walk around in heels higher than two inches more than four hours, Horton said. (If you do wear heels on a big night from high up, ice your feet when you get home to curb any swelling or pain.)
Remember that feet can still grow and spread throughout adulthood (especially after pregnancy) and their tendency to swell at least the end of the day, so your shoe shopping at pm. Have your feet measured every year to make sure you are buying the correct size.
For more heel and arch cushions, orthopedic inserts slip into your apartment. Most will not fit high heels skimpy, so use gel pads replaced. You can buy them at a drugstore for about $ 20, or spring for orthopedic custom-made from a document.
When necessary support systems of the body, your feet can lose a lot of weight, but “every pound you gain three pounds mean extra pressure in the area of your ankle,” Raikin pot. However, another reason to always maintain a healthy weight.
To keep your legs more supple, doing stretches as writing the alphabet with a key; to massage your arch, roll your foot over a tennis ball for a few minutes a day; and ankles and stretch your calves, extending his knee, put a towel around the ball of your foot, and pull the toes toward you.
Treatment for Common Problems
Blisters: Using a needle that’s been sterilized with alcohol, make a small hole in the edge of each blister and drain. Apply a topical antibiotic such as bacitracin or Neosporin and covered with adhesive tape fresh each day for three days.
Calluses: Soak feet in warm water with Epsom salt for 15-20 minutes, then rub a pumice stone over your calluses get rid of dry skin, the skin tough. Finish with a, rich moisturizer feet.