Health Tip: Keep Your Feet Happy

Health Tip: Keep Your Feet Happy

Health Tip: Keep Your Feet Happy

Don't forget to moisturize

(HealthDay News) -- Your feet can really take a beating from all the walking and standing at holiday functions.

The American Podiatric Medical Association offers this advice:

  • Moisturize daily to ease dry, cracked and tired feet.
  • Stretch your feet regularly, and treat them to a massage at the end of the day.
  • Indulge in a pedicure at home or at a salon, but cut toes straight across, remove dead skin with a pumice stone not a razor, and gently push cuticles (don't cut them).
  • Take breaks and elevate your feet above your heart.
  • For errands or lots of walking, wear comfortable, supportive shoes with padded soles.
  • See a podiatrist if you have prolonged foot pain.
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