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Your feet take a beating day after day, sometimes with little rest or relaxation. Wouldn’t it be nice to give them a well-deserved break? Depending on your job or lifestyle, continued walking and standing force constant pressure onto the feet, especially if your footwear inadequately provides proper support. Painful complications may result from continuous foot mistreatment, at which time you should call your podiatry experts at Academy Foot and Ankle. Try a few of these helpful relaxation techniques you can do almost anywhere to relieve stress.
Do you suffer from cold feet? We’re not talking about stage fright or nervousness. Cold feet discomfort many people even when the weather is warm. Some methods you never want to try, such as warming your socks in the microwave, they might catch on fire! Electric heating pads are convenient, but falling asleep on them can be hazardous. We recommend the following safe tips to warm those chilly toes.
Move around – if you sit for too long your feet are likely to become cold due to pressure on the thighs preventing returning blood flow. Moving around the room aids blood flow while stretching the feet and toes brings more warm circulation.
Cover the rest of your body – A significant amount of heat leaves your body through the head and neck. Covering your body, head and neck helps prevent general heat loss.
Change your socks – Your feet sweat a surprising amount throughout the day. Changing into a dry pair of socks keeps the sweat from building up and the perspiration from cooling your feet.
Heat up a bag of rice – Electric blankets are wonderful, but if you don’t have one on hand try heating up a bag of rice and pressing your feet into it. Make sure to check if the bag is microwave safe beforehand.
Lotion your feet – Massaging lotion into your feet promotes circulation and makes them feel pleasant. Slip on a pair of slippers or socks for extra warmth.
Use the restroom – Your body heats urine to 98.6 degrees, the energy this function uses could be better put to use by heating your extremities.
- Wrap your feet in a warm blanket – There’s nothing quite like taking a warm blanket out of the dryer and wrapping yourself in it. This works just as well for your feet.
The next time your feet feel cold as ice, use one or more of these methods to keep them toasty.
Most of use ignore them, but all of use depend on them. On what? Our feet, of course. The sad fact is that most people only start to pay attention to their feet when something hurts. The day of reckoning comes sooner or later. Four out of five adults eventually develop foot problems, and most of these could have been prevented. Taking care of your feet means making sure that your shoes fit properly, that your feet are kept clean and dry, and that you see your podiatrist regularly to make sure that little problems are taken care of before they come big ones. There is a lot that can go wrong, with 26 bones, 20 muscles, and 33 joints in each foot. In the weeks to come, we’ll be bringing you information on your feet and how to care for the
P.S. The average person walks 70,000 miles in a lifetime. That is three times the distance around the world.