The Revolution: Foot Problems
Dr. Jennifer Ashton said, “Your feet can affect every other part of your body.” She said your feet contain 25% of the bones in your body. That’s 26 bones and 33 joints per foot. Feet can also show warning signs of diseases like Diabetes and Anemia. One in six of us have foot problems.
The Revolution: Bunions
Bunions are a bony lump on the joint of the Big Toe. Interesting fact: Dr. Jennifer said medically it’s called the Great Toe. Bunions are caused by pressure from wearing too tight shoes. Bunions can become so large that it’s hard to walk, which can eventually lead to surgery.
To avoid bunions, find wide and deep shoes with a wide toe box. Since shoe sizes vary among brands, shop by fit, not by numerical size.
The Revolution: Corn Remedy
Corns are small bumps on the top of toes. It’s associated with Hammer Toe, which is caused when your toes can’t be flat. This is also caused by ill-fitting shoes or sometimes athletic performance, such as ice skating.
Corns are unattractive and can be painful. Dr. Jennifer suggested cushioning pads over the top of the toe, as well as cushion support underneath the toes, to prevent calluses.
The Revolution TV: Plastic Wrap Foot Corn Remedy
At bedtime, swath your foot in Vaseline or lotion. Wrap Plastic Wrap around your foot, leaving space for air to circulate at the toes. This will allow your feet to moisturize overnight.
The Revolution: Athlete’s Foot
Scaly white skin on or between your feet and toes is fungus, commonly known as Athlete’s Foot. It grows in sweaty shoes and thrives in locker rooms and on sports equipments. If it spreads to the nail bed, it can change the color of your nails.
Read more about Foot Fungus Advice & Solutions.
The Revolution TV: Foot Fungus Treatments
Here are some common treatments and tips for fighting foot fungus, as mentioned by Dr. Jennifer.
Untreated or severe cases may require oral antifungal medication, for as long as a year.
Keep your feet dry, and be sure to change your sweaty socks after working out or participating in sports.
Bring your own instruments when you get a pedicure, and make sure you sanitize them at home.
Occasionally remove your nail polish and let your toe nails breathe.