Assuming you have the ability to access your toes and feet, you can help yourself at home by tending to these problem areas daily Special callus-softening salves can be used in conjunction with special skin files to prevent the accumulation of epidermal, corn-producing growths. “Medicated” ( acid -containing) corn plasters should be AVOIDED unless under specific direction of your podiatrist. (People with impaired circulation or nerve sensations should NOT use these products.) Stand straight with hand on wall or on chair. Grab ankle and carefully bring up towards butts. Hold for 20 – 25 seconds. Repeat exercise with various other leg.
Wash your feet in warm water and be sure to dry well between the toes. Sprinkle some talcum powder on dry feet to keep the skin between your toes dry. Never use water that is too hot and never soak for prolonged periods of time, this can causes dryness. After washing, use a natural pumice stone to gently smooth away dry skin from your feet. When smoothing corns and calluses, be gentle and always smooth in one direction. Never use overly abrasive or sharp callous files, these can remove too much skin and cause tenderness, tears, or cuts.
Podiatry is a not so common branch of medical science that discusses about the healing process of different foot and ankle disorders. It deals about the diagnosis, prevention, and other possible medical treatments of disorders of foot and ankle. Podiatrists are those people who are specially trained to diagnosis all biomechanical foot and leg issues and can treat different foot conditions. Corns and calluses are caused by pressure or friction on skin. A callus is thickened skin on the top or side of a toe, usually from shoes that do not fit. A callus is thickened skin on the hands or soles of the feet.
When you are washing and drying your feet, it is important to inspect your feet for cuts, sores, bruises or any changes in your toenails. You may need to use a mirror to check the bottoms of your feet. If you see any corns and calluses, do not try to remove them; you will need to let your doctor or podiatrist see them and treat them accordingly. Don’t wear high heels all day every day. Get yourself a nice pair of orthopedic sandals – or even soccer slides, these feel awesome after you’ve been wearing heels – to de-stress your piggies.
Finally, bunions are another painful problems that may need to be examined by a foot doctor. The joint of the big toe is enlarged. There are several reasons that something like this happens. It can be walking a certain way or be something hereditary. Because of the pain involved, it is important to take this to the podiatrist at the first sign that there is a problem. Many people use pumice stone on their feet. It can be pretty abrasive though and often people don’t realise they’re practically flaying their skin until later when redness and pain arrive.
Anyone who has raked leaves, worked in the garden or frequently uses hand tools will let you know how uncomfortable having callouses can be on their hands. Now let’s place those painful lesions on the weight-bearing surfaces of the feet and anyone with them will certainly let you know how they feel. Sometimes a callous will develop after a blister forms initially, then it opens or “dries’ out. What is left is an area of hardened, dry, dead skin-usually a callous. Silicon – found in grains such as oats, barley and rice as well as vegetables. Helps keep blood warm and maintains the elasticity of arterial cell walls
Reflexology is a touch-based holistic therapy which utilizes specific pressure points and zones in your body. Reflexology focuses primarily on 10 unique zones on the hands and feet that purportedly correspond to 10 different parts of your body. While the focus of these zones is the central theme of reflexology, practitioners believe that hard and dry skin on your hands – such as callouses – are a response to external stimuli or irritation and may point to areas or organs in the body which are stressed or otherwise imbalanced. We all have parts of the body which we prefer to hide away and your feet may fall into this category.
The first step in treating your feet is to use Freeman Bare Foot Softening Foot Soak. It comes in a 5.3 ounces tube with Freeman’s signature foot-shaped tube design. Just drop a little soak in a tub and suds on the warm water for a relaxing dip. It has a pleasant aroma in addition to softening the feet. Let your feet soak for 5-10 minutes and enjoy the quiet. Dry off your feet and dispose of the water and you are ready for the next ingenuous foot product-scrubs. If you don’t have any problems, then please use these weapons of fashion in moderation. For your feets future. For your posture.