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Keeping Your Feet Dry in Work Boots

Tuesday, 01 November 2022 00:00

When you perspire, it is nature’s way of helping to regulate your body temperature. This is done through the many sweat glands throughout the body, including the toes and feet. When working on your feet, especially if you need to wear work boots, the chances of moisture collecting inside the shoes are multiplied. Keeping the feet dry can pose a challenge, but experts suggest a few ways to do just that. First, choose work boots that are breathable. Obviously, work boots must not only support your feet, but protect them. Some types of work boots are made with mesh linings that can help to keep excess moisture from building up. Also, it is suggested that wearing socks that wick moisture can help to keep your feet dry. Using foot powder and keeping your feet clean are other methods that can work to limit the buildup of bacteria, which can cause foot odor. For more information on the type of work boot that is best for your feet, please see a podiatrist.


 

While working on the feet, it is important to take the proper care of them. For more information about working on your feet, contact Jeffrey Stewart, DPM from Coral Desert Foot & Ankle. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Working on Your Feet

Standing on your feet for long periods of time can cause stress and pain in your feet. Your whole body may experience change in terms of posture, back pain, bunions, callouses and or plantar warts. There are ways to avoid these conditions with proper foot care, smart choices and correct posture.

Positive Changes

Negative heeled shoe – Choosing this shoe type places the heel slightly lower than the ball of the foot. These are great for overall foot health. Find shoes that fit you correctly.

Go barefoot – Our feet were not designed to be enclosed for all hours of the day. Try to periodically expose your feet to air.

Eliminate Pain

Foot Exercises – Performing simple exercises, incorporating yoga and doing stretches are beneficial. This will allow increased blood flow to the area and muscles of the foot.

Achilles tendon – Stretching the foot out flat on the floor will relax the calf muscles and tendon. These exercises can be performed almost anywhere. Make sure you add these exercises to your daily regimen. 

With a little bit of this information and knowing more about foot health, you will notice changes. Foot stretches and proper footwear will help with pain and prevent further issues.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in St. George and Kanab, UT, and Mesquite, NV . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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