Your feet take a beating every single day. Simply walking puts a ton of force on your feet. Yet, we do so much more than just walking in any given day. Activities such as running can cause major damage to your feet. Your job may require you to be standing on your feet for extended periods of time. Or, you may be cramming your feet into heels or shoes that are too tight. All of these stresses can impact your overall health and it is critical that you maintain healthy feet!
The most basic way to keep feet feeling healthy is to wash them daily using warm soapy water. And afterwards make sure you dry your feet well. If your feet are still wet, bacteria and fungus can begin to form. Throughout the day, you should keep your feet dry by limiting sweat. Wearing socks with moisture wicking features will get rid of sweat as soon as it appears by absorbing it from your skin, bringing it to the outer layer of the sock, and then evaporating it.
Even if you work at place that expects you to wear heels, you should reduce the amount of time in heels by wearing comfortable shoes to and from work. Also, be cautious with flip flops. Flip flops don’t provide a lot of support which can lead to heel and arch pain. You should change your socks daily to avoid odor and even look for socks with silver infused fibers which provide anti-odor benefits.
Arguably, the most important thing for your feet is to promote blood circulation. Compression socks and compression leg sleeves help to stabilize muscle tissue keeping the swelling of leg muscle fibers at a micro and manageable level. By having the greatest amount of compression at the bottom part of the socks and sleeve and less compression at the top, the compression socks and sleeves enhance the flow of oxygen rich blood to your legs, while de-oxygenated blood is sent back to the heart at a faster rate