|General Foot Notes|
For overall comfort and better foot health
• Put your feet up as often as possible to improve and help increase circulation to your legs and feet.
• Avoid excessive crossing of the legs at the knees. Prolonged periods can reduce circulation to the legs and feet.
• Limit walking barefoot on concrete pavement, asphalt, tile or hardwood floors. The stress on the skin and mechanics of the foot from these surfaces could be severe.
• Avoid exposing your feet and legs to cold and dampness. This could interfere with blood circulation, and may contribute to other degenerative diseases.
• When walking or standing, stand tall and straight, distributing your weight on both feet.
• If you use hot water bottles or heating pads to warm your feet, make sure they are not so hot that they burn the skin. Wrap a towel around the bottle or pad to create another layer of protection.
• Do not rely solely on over the counter remedies for foot conditions such as calluses, corns or toe nail pathogens. See your medical doctor or podiatrist if you are experiencing pain or severe problems with your feet.
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