Being an active part of the body feet easily get into problems due to dust, wrong shoe and excessive sweating. They should be treated with proper care frequently as the symptoms start occurring. But before any treatment it is necessary to know the problems faced by foot. Our feet are sensitive part which gets affected more easily with the ills and problems that could damage the skin, toes and heels and may give unending pain.
Here are some common foot ailments which can be severe and cause several other problems if not treated properly.
Feet are the most active part of the body which tends to get dirty easily than your hands. Sometimes they seem to get overworked and suffer from chronic pain and cracked skin. Getting manicure once in a month can’t do well for healthy feet therefore they have to keep clean through special treatment which can be given at home or salon.
You can take care of your feet with these easy special treatment tips:
Corns and calluses
Corns and calluses are generally occurring with a thick layer of dead skin and cells which seems like black spot on the specific part of the feet. Corn is made up of dead skin appearing on the bony area like joints caused by irregular size of shoes, high heels, uncomfortable shoes and repeated friction or pressure from skin against bony surface.
The friction caused by rubbing skin can cause inflammation and pain in the corn and hence they can only be treated through moleskin or treatment from physician. Cutting corns and calluses may get you infection which may otherwise be painful and without prescription do not use any kind of home remedies.
Blister is a common feet problem caused by wearing wrong shoes and skin pressure. They must not be pop as the liquid can spread over the area causing more blisters. The only way out to treat them is apply bandage over it and if the blister breaks on it own than wash off the area and apply sterile bandage. Wearing socks will help cushioning feet between the shoes.
Athlete’s foot is a disease in which caused on the toes or the bottom of feet and can spread over the other subsequent area. The skin of toes and bottom gets affected by fungus due to the excessive perspiration under the shoes and also nurtures in hosiery.
The symptoms of athlete’s foot are dry scaly skin, blisters, burning and itching. To prevent the infection from spreading it over the other foot area, wash off your feet with anti-septic soap and drying carefully. The other way to prevent infection is to change shoes and socks regularly so as to reduce moisture which causes fungus.
Foot odour is being the common in men’s feet due to wearing of shoes for long time. To prevent foot odour, regular hygiene is important and for this change your shoes and socks on daily basis. The perspiration is caused by sweat glands in the foot that is why it is necessary to change socks frequently than daily and rest your shoes in the air to dry them out from moisture. Using antiperspirants, talc, sprays can help in keeping excessive odour and moisture at bay. Always wash off your feet with anti-bacterial soap or liquid to keep any fungus right away.
This is a rare foot problem in which the nerves get enlarged especially between the third and fourth toes. It is generally caused by the rubbing of bone or tissues against the nerves whose anatomy at the particular place is unusual. The other cause is the bone structure that grows abnormally in unusual manner from wrong fitting shoes and leads to pain, itching, burning and numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot.