Get Eggs Instead of Corns This Easter
Easter is a time of year when many people like to dress their best, and this includes footwear. You’ve most likely spent several Easters ignoring fit, functionality, and comfort as you’ve tried finding the perfect shoes to complement your fancy attire. As a result, your feet have probably suffered due to your concerns with dressing well for the holiday. If you’re tired of foot pain and discomfort, know that there are some things you can do to make sure you keep your feet safe and avoid foot corns during Easter.
- Keep Your Feet Clean and Dry
Easter heralds the arrival of spring and warmer temperatures. With warmer weather, your feet can sweat more than usual. Sweating can also be caused by wearing your special Easter shoes, depending on the quality and material of the footwear. Sweaty feet can cause quite a few problems like athlete’s foot or corns, but there are some ways to protect yourself from such concerns.
Be sure to thoroughly wash your feet every day. Bacteria and germs can accumulate on your feet and under your toenails throughout the day. After you wash your feet, dry them thoroughly, especially in between the toes.
It’s also important to make sure you wear socks, stockings, or some other type of fabric on your feet when you wear your special Easter shoes. These can help wick away some of the moisture from your feet if you sweat. Specialty socks made with moisture-wicking fabrics are especially helpful in this regard. Socks and/or stockings also provide a protective barrier so that your toes aren’t rubbing against the rough fabric of your shoes and creating corns.
- Get Shoes That Fit Well
Ill-fitting shoes are a common problem, especially among elderly people. You may think that wearing shoes a size too small or too big is no big deal, but doing so can have serious consequences for your foot health. This is especially true if your shoes cause you pain. Ill-fitting shoes can cause problems such as lesions, bunions, and other injuries.
You can avoid settling for ill-fitting shoes by getting customized orthotics. Your feet will be measured by a professional, and you will receive orthotics that are comfortable and safe for your feet as well as customized to your situation. Since the size and width of your feet can change often due to a number of factors, you may want to get them measured two or three times a year. You can even get them measured each time you buy a new pair of shoes here at The Active Foot Store.
Another great idea is to use arch supports in your shoes to help balance out your weight. This is especially important for people with flat feet. Using arch supports can help fight against conditions like plantar fasciitis.
- Manage Diabetes With the Right Footwear
Diabetes can lead to loss of sensation in the toes and feet. This loss of sensation, one of the symptoms of neuropathy, means that you could injure your feet and not even realize it. You may be wearing shoes that hurt, but because you can’t feel anything, you won’t notice any discomfort.
To manage the symptoms of diabetes, choose the best shoes for the health of your feet. We can help you with the fitting when it comes to a pair of therapeutic shoes. With the right footwear from The Active Foot Store, you’ll be able to walk around and mingle with everyone at your Easter party and not feel any pain.
- Avoid High Heels
High heels are fun, fashionable, and sexy, but wearing them can come at a steep price, and we don’t mean money. High heels, especially stilettos, can cause a number of serious foot complications. They start to hurt after just a few hours, but they can also cause changes to a woman’s feet that could turn into long-term problems.
The pain caused from high heels doesn’t only affect the feet. They can cause hip, knee, and back pain as well. This is due to the fact that your weight gets shifted forward onto the balls of your feet, so your back and hips have to hyperextend to make up for the imbalance.
You can also increase your risk of ankle injury in high heels, especially if you plan to walk a lot or walk briskly. You can also develop injuries from overuse of certain muscles. This can lead to tendinitis. The best thing to do is to avoid wearing high heels altogether on Easter. Instead, wear a sensible pair of shoes so that you can participate comfortably in the egg hunt outdoors.
You may be walking around a lot during this Easter holiday, but if you take care of your feet, you will be walking easily and effortlessly. Wearing the right shoes and focusing on your foot health are the best ways to take care of your feet. Follow our tips provided above to keep your feet healthy and happy this Easter.