Proper footcare involves regular practices aimed at keeping feet clean, healthy, and free from issues. This includes daily washing and thorough drying, paying special attention to the spaces between toes to prevent fungal infections. Regular nail care, trimming nails straight across, helps prevent ingrown toenails. Moisturizing the feet regularly, especially the heels, helps to combat dryness and cracks, maintaining skin integrity. Wearing comfortable and well-fitting footwear is crucial in preventing discomfort and foot problems such as blisters, calluses, and bunions. Proper foot hygiene, especially when in communal areas like swimming pools or gyms, reduces the risk of infections like athlete’s foot. Regular exercise, such as stretching, and elevating the feet
Inadequate drying of feet, wearing damp shoes, or walking barefoot in communal areas can lead to fungal infections such as athlete's foot, causing itching, redness, and skin irritation.
Improper nail cutting or wearing tight shoes can lead to ingrown toenails, causing pain, swelling, and potential infections.
Calluses and Corns
Friction or pressure on the feet from ill-fitting shoes or excessive walking can lead to the development of calluses or corns, causing discomfort and pain.
Continuous friction from poorly fitting shoes or excessive moisture can result in blisters, causing pain and discomfort.
Wearing ill-fitting shoes, especially with a narrow toe box, can cause bunions, leading to pain and deformity of the big toe joint.
Poor foot hygiene or wearing the same shoes daily without proper ventilation can lead to foot odor caused by bacterial growth.