Physician Footcare

When people think of health and hygiene, maintaining proper footcare is not often the first thing people think of. However, feet are an essential part of everyday life, as we spend so much time on our feet. Several common foot conditions exist and can cause pain or discomfort if not addressed.
Below are 10 commonly seen foot problems and suggestions on ways to help solve or manage these conditions.

Common Footcare Troubles

Athlete’s Foot

Don’t let this name fool you! Athletes’ foot is not just seen in athletes. Athlete’s foot may cause itchy, stinging, or burning feet or toes. You might also have blisters on your feet, or cracking or dry skin on the bottoms of your feet and in between your toes. This happens when you come in contact with fungus, which is sometimes found in places that are wet, like locker rooms, pools, showers, etc. Over-the-counter creams and treatments are available to help Athlete’s Foot. In addition, soaking your feet in a vinegar foot bath may also help. Check out this collapsible footbath which can easily fold up to save space!

Hammer Toes

Hammer toes cause your toe to appear curved and point downward as opposed to outward. Hammer toes can be caused by genetics or poorly fitting shoes. Hammer toes can be frustrating when walking and cause discomfort. One way to help hammertoes is to utilize these Silicone Padded Forefoot Insoles, designed with medical-grade gel that moisturizes and softens the skin, while providing comfortable padding. These can help relieve discomfort associated with hammer toes.

Bunions

Bunions are big bumps that generally appear on the side of your big toe, causing the big toe to bend towards the other toes. This can also cause pain or discomfort when walking. Bunions are sometimes genetic but can also be caused by prolonged standing or poor fighting shoes. To help alleviate discomfort caused by your bunions, try using Memory Foam Comfort Insoles made from spongy material to help protect your feet and optimize comfort.

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Corns and Calluses

A corn is a round circle of thick skin that can form on your feet and toes. Corns can be caused by a variety of different reasons, but they can become increasingly irritated over time if not properly cared for. Check out
this Rechargeable Foot File and Callus Vacuum Remover, which can help you gently exfoliate callused feet and remove dry and dead skin cells when they cause calluses.

Flat Feet

Having flat feet means there is no arch on your feet when standing. Sometimes this is passed down through genetics, where flat feet may run in the family. Treatment of flat feet can be helped through orthotics, such as these special support insoles designed especially for those with flat feet.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis causes pain at the bottom of the foot or in the middle of the foot. This can happen due to soft-soled shoes without good arches, prolonged standing, long-distance running, weight gain, or other foot problems. This condition may cause prolonged pain, which could be either dull or sharp. These Orthotics Arch Supports may help improve flexibility and comfort for those with Plantar Fasciitis.

Ingrown Toenails

Sometimes, toenails can grow into the skin that surrounds them. This is known as ingrown toenails, which may cause discomfort or tenderness. Warm soaks can be a great way to manage ingrown toenails. Utilizing a soak like this massage roller soak may help improve your ingrown toenails and keep your feet soft and smooth.

Toenail Fungus

Yellow spots on your toenails or flaking may suggest a possible fungal infection. You can get fungus on your toes at any point, but signs may come on gradually. These toenail funguses will need antifungal medication to help treat them. Taking care of your toenails properly and maintaining good foot hygiene can help prevent toenail fungal infections before they happen. This manicure and pedicure kit can regularly be used to help keep your feet and toenails in optimal condition to prevent fungal infections.

Cracked Feet

Keeping your feet moisturized frequently and maintaining good foot hygiene can help prevent and treat cracked feet. These unique Silicone Moisturizing Socks for Dry Feet help keep your moisturizer locked into your feet, so it can fully absorb. They feature stretchy comfort and optimal arch support for everyone.

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Peeling/Chapped Feet

Suffering from peeling or chapped feet? One quick way to help this common foot problem is to utilize an Exfoliating Foot Mask, which can work fast to help remedy foot problems by peeling away dead skin and exfoliating to leave you with soft and healthier foot skin.