Put Your Best Foot Forward

Have you ever heard the old Japanese adage, “ten thousand steps a day”? Studies have shown that a simple brisk walk everyday is so good for the mind, body and spirit. The benefits are endless and, when done regularly and effectively, these rewards include cardio-vascular health; maintaining optimum weight; improvement of circulation; good posture and over-all sense of well-being...just to name a few. But if you suffer from foot ailments, it can be very difficult to take advantage of this great form of exercise. So here are some tips to make your walking more enjoyable: Wear socks or stockings with your footwear to keep them dry and to cushion and protect them from excess pressure. Take advantage of a nutritionally balanced diet that includes all essential vitamins, oils and minerals. Avoid smoking. Believe it or not, this bad habit can actually increase your risk of foot problems. Make sure that you stretch properly before each and every walk, especially during the colder months when we’re more susceptible to injuries. If you suffer from health problems such as osteoporosis and arthritis, consult a physician first before embarking upon a regular walking schedule. To minimize the likelihood of injury, I recommend a

By |Saturday, November 2, 2013|Categories: Feet, Heels, Toes|

Heal Your Heel

Think Atlas was under pressure by having to hold up the celestial sphere? Consider what your feet have to go through! Every mile you walk puts 60 tons of stress on each foot. While impressive, putting too much stress on your feet over time can cause a lot of damage. When you hammer your heels on hard surfaces, after time, you may develop heel pain - the most common problem affecting the foot and ankle. If gone untreated, heel pain can become a chronic condition that will lead to even more problems. At Gentle Footcare, we can help heal your heels. If your heel hurts, come in and ask for Anamelva, our Registered Chiropodist who can help determine why you’re feeling pain and provide you with the proper treatment right away. You need your feet just as much as your feet need you. Take the pressure off of them and give them the care they deserve. We look forward to treating you. Feet dreams. By Anamelva Revoredo B.Sc., D.Ch., IIWCC In an ongoing series, Anamelva will share her knowledge regarding common foot ailments and appropriate treatments. Most of us will encounter a problem at one time or another,

By |Friday, November 1, 2013|Categories: Heels|