Of all the parts of our bodies, what parts move the most on a daily basis? It could be our hands, always grabbing and manipulating things in our environment. Maybe it’s our legs, constantly carrying us around everywhere we go. You might be surprised to know that really, out of all our body parts, our feet are the ones moving the most. Because our legs and hands involve tasks that we actively have to think about to complete, we might not realize just how much our feet and ankles do for us every day. This is why it’s so important to keep our feet happy, comfortable, and safe!
Shoes for the Occasion:
When you go out for the day, do you have the right kind of shoes to wear for what you’re doing? If you’re going shopping on a Sunday, it’s easy to think that a frilly pair of high heels will do your feet justice for hours of shopping.
Similarly, not every pair of sneakers is the right kind of sneakers for going to the gym or taking a walk. Think ahead about what you’re doing and pack an extra pair of more comfortable shoes as a backup!
Taking Care and NOT Overdoing It:
Planning a long day ahead can be fun and exciting, but have you ever thought about planning your breaks and time to rest in between? If not, now is the time to start.
During your next day trip, be sure to keep your inevitably aching feet in mind. Not only do frequent breaks help, but so will preparing the day before. For the night after:
- Rest with your feet up for 15-20 minutes
- Give yourself a self-massage
- Soak in warm water and Epsom salts before bed
When you ask Dr. Alan J. Discont, Dr. Gregory M. Krahn, or Dr. Boyd Andrews from Family Foot & Ankle Care, there are dozens of more tips! But we felt these were two of the most important tips of them all. Go the extra mile for your foot and ankle health and call us today at (408) 732-0033 to schedule an appointment at our location in Chandler, Arizona.