Walks Challenge: Week #2
to do for sore feet
your feet hurt, you're not going to enjoy your walk. Some
common foot problems are fairly easy to treat and easier
still to avoid. Here's how not to get sidelined:
avoid blisters, stop them before they start. Keep your
feet dry. Steer clear of cotton socks, which soak up perspiration
and stretch out of shape. Wear socks made with fibers
that draw moisture away from your skin. Or slip on a sock
liner under your cotton socks. Rub petroleum jelly on
your feet and between your toes before gearing up. This
will reduce irritation that can lead to blisters. And
finally, don't lace your shoes too tightly or too loosely.
The pinching and rubbing may cause blister-forming irritation.
usually causes aching arches when you walk. The first
thing you need to do is check your form. Are you landing
on your heel and pushing off with your toes? If the problem
persists, arch supports might help; if that doesn't work,
consult your podiatrist or a sports doctor.
and calluses are painful, and the more you ignore them,
the worse they get. Check your shoes to make sure you've
got a comfortable fit. And toss thin socks: You need to
have a nice cushion between your feet and inside your
toenails are common and painful, and are caused when your
big toe hits the front of your shoe. Keep your toenails
neatly trimmed and filed. Check your shoe size and wear
double socks on the smaller foot if the shoe is too loose.
Most people have one foot that's larger than the other.
Always buy your walking shoes for the larger foot.