When it comes to clothes, most people wear a new outfit every day regardless of their profession. Not only is it important to change your clothes every day for appearance but it’s good hygiene practice. The same goes for washing your hair or taking a shower, it is important to keep clean for good health and the prevention of diseases.
However, your shoes often go unnoticed and rarely get washed. In fact, they are worn numerous times before you even think about cleaning them. Unfortunately, shoes can carry fungus spores that can lay dormant for months. All it takes to activate the spores is a little bit of moisture and heat from your feet (sweat). In addition, if you have problems with diabetes, athlete’s foot or toenail fungus, you definitely shouldn’t put your feet back in any shoes that could be filled with fungus. On the contrary, there is a better solution to keep your feet fungus free.
Comfort for Your Feet
Let’s face it; your feet get a lot of abuse. For instance, feet carry your body’s weight and take 5,000 or more steps each day. Additionally, you stuff your feet into shoes and then stand on them all day long. Unfortunately, your feet carry a heavy load each day but rarely receive attention.
For the most part, to keep your feet comfortable and healthy, your feet require a little care. According to WebMD, basic care for your feet includes
• Stay clear of tight fitting shoes
• Keep the skin between your toes dry
• Periodically, clean your feet well in warm water
• Wear supportive shoes and never wear flip-flops
• Avoid wearing the same shoes everyday by rotating them
• Check your feet daily for swelling, sores, cuts and toenail infection
• Apply moisturizer everyday such as cream or lotion. Never put moisturizer between your toes
• Using nail clippers, trim your toenails straight across. Use an emery board to smooth rough edges
There are two main factors that can cause foot odor; your shoes and sweat. The odor actually comes from the bacteria in your socks or shoes when it comes in contact with your sweat. Thankfully, there are several successful methods for controlling foot odor.
• Air out athlete shoes for at least 24 hours before wearing again
• Change your socks daily and avoid wearing the same shoes 2 days in a row
• Wash your feet in warm water every day. Make sure to dry your feet thoroughly
• Wear comfortable shoes that let your feet breathe such as canvas, leather or mesh. Stay clear of plastic and nylon
As of late, one of the most innovative products for foot odor is Steri Shoe. The clinically proven Steri Shoe sanitizer reduces shoe odor by killing the bacteria in your shoes. In fact, Steri Shoe kills up to 99.9% of microorganisms that cause odor.
Athlete’s foot is a common fungus that thrives in humid, warm and dark environments like showers, public pool locker rooms and dressing rooms. It is one of the most difficult funguses to treat and spreads quickly. Symptoms include cracking skin, burning and itching, inflammation, dry skin, and blisters.
Since athlete’s foot is hard to treat, make sure to consult a physician for correct diagnosis and treatment. Also, if infected then you need to treat both your feet and shoes. Products such as Steri Shoe are ideal for killing the fungus in your shoes. In truth, only Steri Shoe is clinically proven to disinfect shoes without chemical by using ultraviolet (UV) light. The state-of-the-art product actually kills 99.9% of the fungus that causes athlete’s foot.
Toenail fungus is a very difficult condition to get rid of. It affects people of all ages and sometimes requires surgery to remove. But prevention and precautionary methods are also helpful such as sanitizing your shoes that can be a source of reinfection.
The clinically proven Steri Shoe sanitizer is a chemical free method to kill fungus in your shoes that can cause toenail fungus. Plus with sanitized shoes your feet are more comfortable and you can have confidence that your feet are healthier.
American Foot & Leg Specialists
The American Foot & Leg Specialists offers the latest advances for treating various foot conditions. Serving the Atlanta Metro area since 1971, the American Foot and Leg Specialists carries a wide array of support products such as Steri Shoe.
With the latest diagnostic and surgical technology, expert physicians at American Foot and Leg Specialists work diligently to prevent, detect, and treat a wide range of acute and chronic and acute ankle and foot issues including athlete’s foot, toenail fungus and other foot conditions.
With locations in Locust Grove, Forest Park, Fayetteville and Stockbridge, the American Foot and Leg Specialists are proud to offer top of the line service and also an online store.
Note: This article is not meant to replace professional medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns about and foot conditions make an appointment at American Foot and Leg Specialists or with a qualified health professional in your area.
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