Foot Health

Foot Health Problems

Because of the disease, diabetics are prone to foot problems caused by neuropathy or damage to the nerves. For diabetics and others whose immune system is not as strong, these infections can pose a serious risk to the health of the foot and leg, and occasionally they result in an amputation if the infection is serious enough. For flat feet, choose shoes with good arch supports.

Another painful foot problem is a callus. A bad pair of shoes can not only be a pain in the feet, but could also cause serious problems with your feet. Depending on the severity of the condition, a toe straightener could help normalize the tendon length and reverse the joint changes.

However, even those who wear shoes all the time are still at risk for ‘soiling’ of the feet. Footwear should be changed around regularly and allowed to dry out and air after use to prevent any fungal infections. Any part of the foot may acquire hard skin; but it’s most common on the heel and main joint of the big toe.

Everyone has a different odour because our bodies only allow certain bacteria to survive on the skin. Most of the time, the problem can be fixed by wearing the correct foot-wear. Shoes are worn for many reasons, although the basic reason for shoes is to protect the feet from the ground.

This can ultimately cause problems such as bunions, calluses or chronic ankle instability. With drier skin comes more cracks and crevasses that bacteria and fungus can use to enter the skin. If you have athlete’s foot, you have to avoid sharing towels, shoes, socks and flannels as you only spread the fungus this way.