TLC Solutions for Aching Feet

animationsWe take our feet for granted forgetting how much they do for us from day to day.  They endure pressure from walking, running, standing, and most times, ill-fitting shoes.  Wearing uncomfortable shoes that do not fit properly can lead to serious foot problems.  Your feet have a major connection to the rest of your body, so these problems can also affect your legs, knees and back.  Unhealthy feet can hinder your lifestyle if you don’t give them proper care.  There are some preventative measures you can take to give your feet the attention and care they need.

  • If you wear heels or dressy shoes often, carry a pair of comfy flats to slip on when your feet start to ache and need some relief.
  • Invest in a foot soaker that has a heat and massage dial.  The combination of heat and massage simultaneously is quite a relaxing and stimulating treatment.
  • If you spent long hours sitting, invest in an elevated foot rest to help with circulation.
  • Insoles will add a soft cushion and prevent your feet from sliding around and rubbing in your shoes.
  • Perform exercises to improve circulation, strength and flexibility.  You can find some great foot exercises on-line.
  • Get your sweetheart involved by getting some foot cream and massaging each other’s feet.  Don’t forget the ankles, shins and calves.  If you think a back rub is a treat, try this! 🙂
  • When you’re running errands or out and about for long periods of time, wear walking or athletic shoes for support and comfort.
  • Get rid of shoes that you know are causing you pain and discomfort.  Even if they’re your favorites, LET THEM GO!
  • When you go for your pedicure, upgrade your treatment and ask for a massage as well.

Preventative foot care is the key to having healthy feet and these tips are things you can do yourself, so put them to use and you’ll be surprised at how much better your feet will look and feel.

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