Don’t walk away from these 7 foot care tips


Think about  your feet for a moment.

How they feel can influence your entire day, and even your performance behind the wheel.  With 26 bones and more than a hundred ligaments in each, your feet truly support everything you do.

When was the last time you really took proper care of what many crossword puzzle clues call your “pedal extremities?”

To make sure your feet don’t give you problems – and there is plenty that can go wrong — consider these few tips:

Wash your feet and be sure to dry them well to prevent athlete’s foot, and it’s not a bad idea to slather on some moisturizing foot cream.

Be careful when you trim your toenails. Simply cut them straight across to avoid the nasty pain of ingrown nails.

Don’t cheap-out on shoes or socks.  Buy the best-fitting, most supportive shoes or boots you can afford. Think of it as an investment in your good health.

Change your socks often. An easy way to give yourself a boost late in the day or while on a break is to put on a fresh pair of socks. It’s amazing how it can boost your outlook.

Be careful in the shower. If you’re in a truck stop shower or one in another public place, wear a pair of flip flops so you don’t leave with a fungus you don’t want.

Keep your feet warm in the winter.

If you are diabetic or pre-diabetic, proper foot care is not an option; it’s a necessity.

And, here’s a great tip for making your feet feel better at the end of a long day: keep a golf ball in the freezer, put it on the floor and roll it around with each foot while seated.