The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps per day. That’s equivalent to a combined total of about 5 miles of walking accumulated throughout the day or about 115,000 miles in a lifetime. Your feet can mirror your general health. Conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, nerve and circulatory disorder can show their initial symptoms in the feet. As we are using our feet every day, it is very important to take good care of our feet.
Here are some helpful tips to keep your feet healthy.
- Routinely check your feet for any signs of problems such as dry, cracked skin, redness, blisters, swelling or pain
- Wash your feet with soap and warm water and dry thoroughly (especially between your toes where moisture tends to collect)
- When applying lotion to your feet, avoid applying it to the skin between the toes
- Avoid using over the counter treatments as improper use can lead to further complications
- If you cut your own toenails, cut your nails straight across in small bits (do not cut your nails too short) and file any sharp edges