Prevention - Do you think about your feet?
We know we need to eat healthy and take care of our bodies, but do you think specifically about your feet and their well-being or do you just pop your shoes on and think they look really nice. Many of us compromise on comfort and what is best for our feet. Therefore, we often pay for it later in life. Many of us develop foot injuries such as bunions, hammer toes, ingrown nails, corns and calluses because we wear footwear that does not have enough room for our feet.
Unfortunately, injuries such as bunions and sunken forefoot can occur when you often wear footwear that have heels on. Who does not think that high-heeled shoes look fantastic? You can certainly wear high-heeled shoes for a single evening as long as you make sure that your everyday footwear is good.
When choosing footwear
It is really important to choose footwear where there is room for your feet in height, width and length. There should be 1 cm from the longest toe and to the toe of the shoe, as your feet will be longer when you step down.
If there is not enough room for your toes, you will most often develop hammer toes, and also possibly ingrown nails, thickened nails and corns. The picture illustrates how the toe starts to bend up because there no room for it.
If you choose footwear that is too narrow and the shoe tapers at the end, it "presses" the big toe inwards and thereby forming bunions and in many cases corns between the toes, because the toes are pressed together and there is not enough room. If you have developed bunions or hammer toes, it is unfortunately chronic and you must find other ways to relieve your problem.
So, also think about the health of your feet - it's so frustrating once the injury has occurred!