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Being active is how we stay feeling young and agile. Whether it’s on the park path, golf course of mountain pass, your feet are the foundation of your fitness and wellbeing. One wrong move–a slip, twist or strain–can spell weeks of pain and lack of mobility, in addition to being housebound, when you could be enjoying the outdoors with family and friends.
Know your feet
It’s easy to overlook–since our feet perform so well most of the time–but each foot has 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 ligaments, muscles and tendons. If any of those are out of whack, or injured not, only will your feet hurt, you’ll begin to notice alignment issues elsewhere.
Get the right footwear
Wherever your day takes you, and whatever the activity, putting your feet in the right foot gear can be the deciding factor between continued fun or disabling injury. The range of footwear available today is designed for every category of sport, fitness routine, and activity. That little extra time you spend securing the right shoe will help your feet stay stable, and give the proper comfort and support. It’s well worth it compared to just “winging it” with substandard footwear that will not give you optimal performance, nor protection. We at dtfootwear is not a standard footwear line and this video (standard footwear)above explains the differences of a standard footwear line to ours. What a difference!
Avoid flimsy flips
Flip flops in summer months are easy and comfortable however they lack support and foot protection from everyday hazards. Add a few rain showers and you can easily slip and slide into a foot injury that will surely dampen your summer fun. However, there are better designed and more stable foot flips available that still give you the freedom of that lightweight, airy feeling. Check out Dtfootwear for premium designed-for-healthy-feet summer flips here Ladies and Men’s.
First steps to relieve pain and promote healing
- Resting the foot.
- Icing the foot with covered cold packs regularly for 20 minutes at a time.
- Compressing your foot by wearing an elastic bandage.
- Elevating your foot above your heart to reduce swelling.
This method includes the following four steps:
Step 1: Rest
Pain is your body’s signal that something is wrong. As soon as you’re hurt, stop your activity, and rest as much as possible for the first 2 days. Don’t try to follow the “no pain, no gain” philosophy. Doing so with certain injuries, like a moderate to severe ankle sprain, can make the damage worse and delay your recovery. Doctors say you should avoid putting weight on the injured area for 24 to 48 hours. Resting also helps prevent further bruising.
Step 2: Ice
Ice is a tried-and-true tool for reducing pain and swelling. Apply an ice pack (covered with a light, absorbent towel to help prevent frostbite) for 15-20 minutes every two to three hours during the first 24 to 48 hours after your injury. Don’t have an ice pack? A bag of frozen peas or corn will work just fine.
Step 3: Compression
This means wrapping the injured area to prevent swelling. Wrap the affected area with an elastic medical bandage (like an ACE bandage). You want it to be snug but not too tight — if it’s too tight, it’ll interrupt blood flow. If the skin below the wrap turns blue or feels cold, numb, or tingly, loosen the bandage. If these symptoms don’t disappear right away, seek immediate medical help.
Step 4: Elevation
This means raising the sore body part above the level of your heart. Doing so reduces pain, throbbing, and swelling. It’s not as tricky to do as you might think. For example, if you have an ankle sprain, you can prop your leg up on pillows while sitting on the sofa. The CDC recommends you keep the injured area raised whenever possible, even when you’re not icing it.
Other tips for relieving pain on the outside of your foot include:
- wearing comfortable, supportive shoes. Having therapeutic/orthopedic designs will only help your feet even more
- stretching your feet and legs for at least 10 minutes before exercising
- cross-training, or switching up your exercise routine, to give your feet a break
WE, AT WWW.DTFOOTWEAR, HAVE A TON OF GOALS IN CREATING, FOR YOU. PERFECT FEET AND OUR MAIN GOAL IS ALWAYS:
One of our main goals, in life, is to see as many people as possible have “HEALTH HAPPY FEET” forever all over the world. I still own a Medical Company (DTF CO) that handles footwear for the diabetics coast to coast, and in 18 years, we have had the pleasure of working with over 1/2 million patients. How our, www.dtfootwear.com, the website was born by having the nurses (in over 850 facilities) asking for the same footwear and inserts for themselves as well. The nurses heard and seen the smiles, the faces of happy clients, and the God Bless you, etc. all the time, and we have had a 98 percent satisfaction rating with our service and products. Now, we are working on having one of the top footwear lines on the internet – dealing with widths, lengths, sizing, fitting, major support issues, up to 3 sets of Heat Customized Moldable Over the counter Inserts and the only website that will give up to 3 sets of these inserts FREE.