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Foot Care Tips

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Your feet keep a important role to support your body and help you go everywhere. However, feet can meet some problems such as corns, callousness, blister, heel pain, tinea, warts, odor or cracked heel. How to avoid these problems? Here are some tips help you protect and maintain foot health.

Weekly care for feet

1. Soak your feet in warm water about 10-15 minutes at least once a week. It is helpful for blood circulation of feet, feet relaxation and decrease tenderness after long walking or running.

2. Cut the nails to suitable length, should be not too short because you may have a problem of ingrow toe.

3. For protection callousness (dead cell under the foot), you have to fine your feet especially, heel gently once a week.

4. Scrub your feet with foot products about 10-15 minutes. And mask or massage around with foot moisturizer.

5. Spray your feet with deo foot spray for protection the bad odour.

Foot Odour

At your foot, there are about 250,000 of sweat glands. Foot odour occurs from bacteria and sweat glands reaction. Especially, if you wear moist shoes or stuffy shoes that can not open to the air and evaporate the sweat. To avoid this problem you have to change your shoes for everyday, clean and expose to the sun. They can protect bacterial growth. If you have to wear the socks, they should be made from the nice materials that easy to ventilate the air. Foot powder or absorbent may be helpful for dry yours feet and absorb moisture. Foot spray is need for everyday if you still have the problem.

Foot Tinea

Foot tinea is a kind of fungus infection. Primary causes are moisture feet and walking with no shoe at the public places such as swimming pool. The signs and symptoms are heavy itchy around the foot and may have skin lesion together. To protect from Foot Tinea, you have to dry the foot after shower, change the socks or stocking everyday and clean the foot. To cure foot tinea, you have to consult the pharmacist or doctor. Normally, antifungal tablets and antifungal cream are the first choice for treatment guideline. But it takes long time for a treatment course of foot tinea. Moreover, you can use powder or absorbent together with course for fast healing and protection the recurrent.

Cracked Heels

Cracked heel causes from heavy body weight or hard walking and running for long time. It makes the owner of feet painful, difficult to movement and unpleasant looking. To heel the cracked is not difficult; apply the cracked heel cream on the affect area 2-3 times a day until it gets better. Normally, not more than 7 days if you used the quality cream. Lactic acid, Salicylic acid and urea are the active ingredients of cracked heel cream. Triclosan should be added in the cream for inhibit the bacterial infection.

How to buy a new pair of shoes

The best time for buying a pair of shoes is in the afternoon. Our feet will be longer than in the morning about 5-10 millimeters. The shoes should be suit to the feet size and nice feeling after walking. You have to should the new pair of shoes with yourself because the same size in different brand may be not equivalent and the feeling after wearing is not same in each pair of shoes.

Caring for your feet isn’t difficult. But you should do that following the right way to ensure that your feet are always healthy and stable to assume responsibility carrying the body weight and moving your body to anywhere you want.

Physiotherapy To Treat Your Back Pain

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Have you ever had a back pain? It’s a bad feeling. But back pain is obsecsion of millions of people over the world. If it isn’t treated right time and right way, it would lead to bigger health problems and bring unpleasure feeling for patient. And physiotherapy will be a effective method for your back pain.

One of the most used treatments of a back pain will be physiotherapy and a lot of people suffering from back pains find relief when this treatment is prescribed by their doctor. Physiotherapy for the pain in your back can hold a number of exercises that you will have to do so you muscles will start t relax and this way provide relief from the pain.

Physiotherapy can be a treatment in it’s own but can also be done together with another kind of treatment the doctor thinks you should need, like a prescription drug. When given in conjunction with some other treatment like drugs or surgery, physiotherapy can make it so that the patient has a quick and non complicated recovery of his or her back pain.

Besides looking at and treating your back pain your physiotherapist will also deal with your general well being. There are many ways of treating a back pain and although in most cases the cause of the pain will be known and thus the treatment there will be cases where this is not true. In those cases the therapist will have to perform a specially arranged set of tests to determine the cause of the back pain and then start thinking of the ways to treat this specific pain.

Physiotherapy for your back pain can very good and effective in relieving the pain and maybe help with other problems you have. Always consult with your doctor, he will know which treatment is best for your type of back pain. Your doctor may even decide to do a combination of treatments of which physiotherapy can be one.

Often your doctor will prescribe medication together with physiotherapy so both can help you doing the day to day things you need to do like going to work. Most types of back pains can be dealt with in a proper way, that is the main thing to remember.

If not treated, back pain can take over your live, being on your mind every waking hour of the day until there is not a moment of sleep anymore because of the constant pain. If changing mattresses didn’t help see you doctor as soon as possible. When your doctor prescribes you with physiotherapy you will find that, in most cases, after the first few sessions you will start to feel the relief. So don’t make excuses for yourself anymore, if you want to get rid of that back pain take action now.

When physiotherapy treat your back pain effectively, you could try it on your other areas to avoid uncomfortable feeling from spasms of pain that you don’t wish, it’s also very effective.