Including certain foods in your diet is a good way to keep your feet healthy, experts say. This is especially true with people who suffer from gout, diabetes, and heart disease. Each of these conditions have a direct relationship with the health of the feet. For instance, ginger acts as an anti-inflammatory, hot peppers stimulate nerve endings, and salmon, which is high in omega-3 acids, improves blood flow. Additionally, chocolate and walnuts can improve moisture balance, which helps prevent calluses. Cherries, which are high in antioxidants, can help relieve muscle soreness, and asparagus contains compounds that help to reduce swelling. Other foods shown to reduce swelling and water retention are pumpkin, yogurt, and parsley. The foot contains 26 bones. Foods that contain certain vitamins and minerals that are believed to improve bone health include cheese, spinach, sardines, and tuna. In addition to eating foods that promote foot health, it is also important to make periodic visits to a podiatrist who can treat any serious or painful conditions that may arise.
Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists from Toe-tal Family Footcare Associates. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
Everyday Foot Care
Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. Without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks.
It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before. For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops. Wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent Athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Vista, CA and Las Vegas, NV . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.