Simple Ways to Check Your Feet’s Health at Home
The corona virus pandemic (SARS-CoV-2) forces everyone to stay at home a lot. Motion activity, including walking has decreased dramatically.
Although the activity is reduced, make sure foot health is maintained by a simple way to check the health of the foot at home. The feet can also be a sign of the emergence of a number of diseases, such as diabetes which is marked by numbness.
Here’s a simple way to check your leg health in commemoration of Feet Week on May 4-10.
1. Routinely examine feet
Just like hair and skin, feet also must be treated routinely. Create a regular time to check the health of the foot.
The best time to check your leg health is in the shower or when wearing tight pants and socks.
See the condition of the foot skin if there are hard skins, dry skin, calluses, or other problems. Also check between the toes because this part is often missed.
2. Pay attention to the differences that occur
The feet can be a sign of a number of diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Pay attention to any differences that occur in the legs, such as bumps, discoloration, or bruising.
“Make sure your feet are not swollen, this can happen in a certain place, or generally around the entire foot and ankle. Check whether there are changes in color and if there are bruises,” said foot surgeon Roslyn Miller, quoted by Metro.
Also pay attention to the position of the toes. Changes in the position of the toes can occur due to shoes that are too tight or injured.
Discoloration of the nails can also mean an infection. Black spots under the nails also mean signs of trouble. If the spots get bigger, it can be a sign of skin cancer.
3. Treat and treat problematic feet
If you find a problem in the skin of the feet, immediately treat and treat the problem. Skin problems and foot odor can be treated using antifungals. You can also soak your feet in warm water every day.
Other problems such as swelling, infection, and bone structure should be immediately consulted by a doctor to get treatment immediately.