Your feet should support you every single day. Are you ready to support them back? Taking diligent care of them is a lifelong commitment you should make to yourself every single day.
Staying active and mobile, moving about and dozens of other exciting activities and hobbies such as dancing are made possible exclusively with their help. Maybe it’s time to pay back the favor.
Prevent the early onset of varicose veins or injuries from robbing you of the joys of free movement, by taking the following doctor’s recommendations to heart:
1. Regular examinations
Like any other part of your body, your feet require some attention being paid to them often. That’s because even if you don’t feel any pain right now, that doesn’t mean there is no cause for concern. Typically, varicose vein pain comes further down the line, but signs appear quite early that something is incorrect.
Regularly examining your feet during showers or as part of your self-care routine will go a long way toward ensuring they’re always in good health. Key points to watch out for are: hardening of the skin, nail discoloration or nicks can all be significant. Take note of how they feel by tuning in with your body, and go to the doctor if you’re worried – better safe than sorry. You’ve only got one pair of feet, after all.
2. Keep active
One of the best ways of preventing varicose veins in feet is to make sure you’re getting plenty of healthy exercises! That will keep the skin flexible and fresh, while also preventing possible heel pain or inflammation of the tissue at the bottom of the foot.
What’s more, the activity will improve blood flow, and encourage it, thereby lessening the chance of any varicose veins cropping up down the line.
Swimming, yoga, and cycling are all perfect options you can choose from, while harder impact sports such as running may mean you should pace yourself and know not to over-exert.
You should always wear the right shoes for the occasion, but never at the price of your feet’ health! Avoid a visit to the vein clinic by wearing shoes that are both stylish, and healthy for your feet! Wide shoes with a sturdy base are the best choice for preventing issues.
Going barefoot, on the other hand, is not recommended either. Despite the potential health benefits or personal preferences, injuries are much more likely when walking barefoot. Consider wearing proper footwear even to public showers, to avoid contracting any infections.
Contrary to widespread belief, dryness is a good thing for your feet! Your feet come with a great number of sweat glands, meaning that they’re much more likely to sweat too much, than not enough. As a result, sweat may build up if you’re not careful, leading to a perfect environment for bacteria to multiply in.
These bacteria can infect your feet through micro-sores and cause further problems down the line, i.e., weakening blood flow to cause spider veins on your feet.
Using deodorant on your feet is a simple, yet effective solution to help yourself overall. Simply apply it whenever you think you may sweat, and watch it do its work.
5. Home measures
Now that a lot of us are spending that much more time inside, it may be time to look for alternative means of keeping our feet healthy. Using gradient compression stockings or simply putting your feet up occasionally, will promote blood flow, which helps prevent the appearance of varicose veins. It also leads to happier feet, especially if you’ve got weak blood flow already.
Following these tips will ensure your feet are well taken care of, and that you’re doing everything in your power to prevent future issues from cropping up. We wish you success on your journey towards healthier living!