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August is Foot Health Month

Your feet aren’t usually what you’re thinking of when you hear ‘health,’ unless you’re having problems with them. But foot health is important, and properly taking care of your feet can reduce pain in the future. Despite what you might think, sore feet aren’t normal.

Socks

Arizona is hot, and it’s tempting to not wear socks sometimes. But socks actually keep your feet cooler and dryer than they would be without them. This helps you protect your feet from fungus. Socks also keep you from blistering, which is especially important if you run, hike, or work out.

Shoe Size

The American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society says that your shoe size can change over the years. It’s important to wear shoes that fit or you risk tripping or damaging your bones in the long run.

Insoles

Don’t live with sore feet. Instead, find out the source of your pain. Is your foot pain in the balls of your feet, the arch, or the heel? Once you target where your pain is, you can invest in the right insoles to help the pain in your feet.

Rest

If you know you’re going to have a particularly long day of being on your feet, it’s important to schedule times throughout the day to rest. If you have a job that involves you being on your feet for most of the day, prepare time after work to soak your feet in warm water and lavender Epson salt for fifteen minutes. You can also invest in an affordable foot massager.

Cypress HomeCare is committed to educating you about health and helping you find a compassionate and expertly trained caregiver. For our homecare services in Phoenix, contact us today.

Posted on August 1, 2019