How to Baby Your Feet

Podiatrist San Antonio, TXYou likely brush your teeth and wash your face before bed, apply sunscreen to your body when you spend time in the sun, and shower hopefully at least a few times a week. But what are you doing for your feet? Your feet are unfortunately one of the most neglected parts of your body. And as the part of your body that is holding everything up, it’s important that you are doing everything you can to baby them. Whether you’re a runner, a basketball player, or a hiker, this article will list a few ways that you can take extra good care of your feet. Read on to learn more.

Massage

Whether you are the one giving yourself a massage or you’re getting one from a professional, massaging your feet is one of the best things you can do. By breaking up the lactic acid in the muscles in your feet, you can find almost immediate relief.

Moisturize

The last thing you may think of doing every day is moisturizing your feet. However, if you spend a lot of time in a tennis shoe, then you know how dry and cracked your feet can become. To keep your feet as smooth and comfortable as possible, we encourage our patients to apply a moisturizer to their feet and then place socks on every night before bed. The socks will help trap the moisture in and you will wake up with extra soft feet.

Wear the Right Shoes

The best thing you can do for your feet is to wear the proper shoes. If you are a runner, make sure to get properly fitted for a running shoe. If you participate in high-intensity interval training, make sure to get a training shoe that will support your feet as you move from side to side. Having the right shoes will prevent you from injury and give you the support you need.

Babying your feet is a great way to ensure that you stay injury free and comfortable. If you would like to learn more about how you can take better care of your feet, contact Sports, Occupational, & Knee Surgery today!