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Foot Care Remedies Proper foot care for an individual comprises all activities involving attention and care given to the foot and ankle which may be either prevention of certain condition or harm or corrective measures to wounded feet. Proper care of the feet is important since the feet act as the support organs of humans while standing and walking. To avoid foot problems, one should always select shoes that are well-fitting and properly designed since it helps avoid discomfort. Good shoes should mostly be purchased during the afternoon or evening since as the day proceeds, feet tend to swell therefore well-fitting shoes during the time are always considered well-fitting at all times. Joints at the base of the big toe can get out of line with the others forming bunions which are swollen and tender. Shoes that is not fitting properly and are high-heeled and narrow at the toe area are the major cause of bunions although they can be inherited. Plantar fasciitis can also be a problem brought about by the foot wear where the band of tissues running underneath the sole of the foot thickens and are quite painful. The main causes of plantar fasciitis include the abrupt change of wearing raised shoes to flat shoes, wearing shoes that cannot provide sufficient arch support with thin soles, increase in body weight, change of one’s form of exercise and increased intensity of one’s exercise. Proper-fitting shoes help prevent the formation of corns and calluses because of reduced friction in the feet. Bunion correctors can involve several varieties such as toe separators between the big toe and the one beside it so as to force the big toe back to place. Bunion sleeves helps to protect the foot from friction decreasing bunion pain, realigns the big toe to it position and also reduces tension in the feet ligaments. Planar fasciitis support using heel cushion and pads, wearing arch and foot supports as well as stretching the foot to ease tension are major ways of correcting planar fasciitis. Wearing shoes that do not allow air circulation making them always damp and warm causes athlete foot due bacteria and fungi and is a very common foot problem. This can be prevented by the ensuring proper air circulation and keeping the area between the toes clean and dry. Persistent fungicidal infection is controlled by dusting the feet using fungicidal dust. Using moisturizers with petroleum jelly or lanolin is also important to care for the feet. Ensuring proper circulation of blood in the feet prevents problems by reducing long periods of sitting and smoking to ensure proper feet care.The Key Elements of Great Wellness

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