Lately, people have been asking a lot of questions about sore feet. How can you turn sore feet into happy feet?
Inspect: Even though your feet are a long way from your eyes, they are still important. Sores, bumps, and rashes can go unnoticed unless you look at your feet. Anyone with diabetes or another condition that causes numbness should inspect their feet daily. Some people have even had their legs amputated because of a small sore that became infected. Pay attention to your feet; they are the only ones you get.
Shoe Inserts: The more cushioning for your feet, the better. Many products offer shock absorption that fit into the shoes. If you are on your feet often or are a very heavy person, the inserts need to be changed at least every six months because the shocks wear out. Not only will your feet be happier, your entire body will be happier with some well-cushioned shoes.
Rocker Bottom Soles: Most people have never heard of this before, so visualize the bottom...
The middle joint of the toe is bent. The end part of the toe bends down into a claw-like deformity. At first, you may be able to move and straighten the toe. Over time, you will no longer be able to move the toe.
A corn often forms on the top of the toe. A callus is found on the sole of the foot.
Walking or wearing shoes can be painful.
Signs and tests
A physical examination of the foot confirms that you have hammer toe. The health care provider may find decreased and painful movement in the toes.
Pain and disability can limit one's ability to live comfortably. Because a majority of time is spent in the home, adjusting the home environment can prove critical for improving quality of life. When a person cannot adapt to limitations easily, sometimes it is easier to adapt the environment to the person. This concept has been utilized successfully in the workplace in the form of workstation ergonomics. Fitting the chair, desk, and computer to a worker can drastically reduce the risk of repetitive use injuries. Taking this concept even further, home environment adjustments can be very important for gaining accessibility and living more comfortably. Here are some tips for improving your home environment with smart design.
Lever handles on doors and faucets can be easily operated with a push
Grab bars in the bathroom can make the area safer and easier to use
Toilet seat height at 19" can make it easier to get off the toilet
Raising the dishwasher to 42" can save everyone's b...
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