Hard skin on your feet can be ugly and embarrassing. After a while it will probably start to hurt and ache. You can retrieve the article in plain text form, and set the column width to whatever you
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However if you use the right medication, athletes foot can be eliminated through the body system. The reaction occurs based on the body's immune system; however it's always better to exercise proper
foot care if you do contract the fungus. This isn't true as shoes with good ventilation don't create moist and warm conditions or lead to athlete's foot. Take preventive care by wearing cotton socks,
washing socks everyday and drying the feet after washing or bathing. Now that all these myths have been clarified, just follow a strict and regular hygiene regimen to prevent athlete's foot. Self
treatment may lead to more significant problem.
It may be so severe that people who have the condition are usually kept awake at night because of the pain. Because the calcaneus or the heel bone is the largest bone that can be found in the foot,
it usually hits the ground first when the individual walk, causing foot pain. Another cause is due to strain on the ligament at the foot bottom, called plantar fascistic. Athletes also tend to
develop heel pain from stress fractures.
Orthotics, on the other hand, do most of their work on the heel and ball of the foot repositioning the foot for maximized function. First, try doing your own version of deep tissue massage by rolling
a frozen cola bottle or can from the heel forward into the arch. Do stretching but the key to good stretching is not to stretch too hard so generally avoid weight bearing (standing) stretches but sit
on a soft surface like your bed and pull the foot backward on the leg as far as it will go, holding for 20 seconds and relaxing for 5 seconds. Wrap a pillow around your foot with duct tape and walk
for a block or two. You will come back with your foot hurting more because your foot sank down deeper into the soft surface, allowing the ligament to stretch more. For myself, when I'm in a hurry, I
use a foot file from Sally's.
Your podiatrist will need to check with you about where exactly you're experiencing swelling (is it just in your foot or is your leg swollen as well, for example), whether it comes and goes during
certain times of the day (morning versus evening), whether anything makes it better or worse, and any other symptoms you may be experiencing.