During the winter the air is dryer, which means our skin is dryer. Run a humidifier in your house to put some of the air back in that is lost when it is cold out. This will help keep your skin, on your feet and the rest of your body, from getting overly dried out. Exfoliating helps remove dry and dead skin cells, which allows the healthy new skin to be visible. Exfoliating can also help keep your feet from getting hard, crusty callouses. Exfoliate once a week, using a pumice stone for tougher skin and a pair of exfoliating gloves or an exfoliating scrub for the less rough parts!
To clip your toenails properly, first put something underneath you such as a sheet of paper – or clip directly over a wastebasket. This will catch the clippings, keeping your home sanitary and stopping you from stepping on them later! Cut straight across – toenail clippers are already gently curved, don’t try to “round out” the nail edges as this is what often causes ingrown toenails. Clippers can start to get dull after a while – if you notice your toenails don’t “snap” off and seem to bend when you try to clip, it may be time to replace them.
Now that all these myths have been clarified, just follow a strict and regular hygiene regimen to prevent athlete’s foot. However if you do get an infection, its better to consult a dermatologist for the right medication to avoid any complications. While one can follow certain self-care measures for reducing the pressure between the toes, for those who suffer from a structural foot abnormality, the best option would be to undergo a surgery. Here’s some information on the surgical treatment and home remedies for this foot condition. Nov 17, 2010 By Linda Tarr Kent Photo Caption Rough, dry feet can be a pain. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images
Hard , dry skin on the feet is a very common complaint. But what is simply an unsightly problem and a nuisance for most people, can lead to chronic complications and even amputation for a person with diabetes. Dry skin and diabetes are closely linked. In fact, often the first sign of diabetes is some sort of skin disorder. (Diabetes is increasing. Diabetes UK estimates that by 2025, four million people in the UK will have the condition, 75 percent of which will suffer from a dry skin complaint.) Use bath and shower products that are ‘natural’ and therefore less drying to the skin than harsher petro-chemical based products.
Reflexology is based on the principles that there are reflex points on the feet and hands that correspond to each organ, gland and structure in the body. This principle may have originated around 4000BC, the same time when acupuncture was discovered. Reflexology was definitely in use about 2330 BC in Egypt. Its modern origins, can be traced to an American physician Dr William H Fitzgerald in about 1917 when he revealed his research and discovery of the “zone therapy”. Dr Fitzgerald revealed that by applying pressure to certain parts of the hands, he could relieve pain in other parts of the body.
Not if you did not want one. Many of these procedures are performed perfectly safely under local anaesthetic (you are awake). Some patients worry that they may feel pain during the operation but it would not be possible to perform the operation if this were the case. We often perform these procedures at our surgical suite over at the Gridley Building location, where often times these procedures are done within 30 minutes, and you leave right then in a surgical shoe with the dressing applied immediately after the procedure is completed.
Firstly, soak your feet in warm water. Add some salt to the water. Then, with the help of a pumice stone, exfoliate the dead skin by scrubbing gently. Rinse and pat the feet dry. Remove any traces of nail enamel and file you nails gently. Take some quantity of foot cream and massage this gently into the skin. Then, wrap your feet in plastic bags and leave the cover on for at least 15 minutes. Once done, apply 2- coats of nail enamel and let it dry. Remember, however, always read the instructions on the bottle, even if you have used this type of treatment before. Different manufacturers instructions vary.