Taking Care of Our Feet


Let’s please just face it! Our feet are the last things we take active care of. Infrequent pedicure and shoe-buying aside, how much do we really care about our feet? Not much, really. Compare the amount of time you spend keeping your face and hands in top form to the amount of time you spend on your feet and you will know exactly what we mean. And the truth is that caring for feet (and by extension, legs) is an important part of healthcare. Studies in the US have shown that most people have a foot injury of some kind by the time they reach the age of forty, and women undergo majority of common-problem foot surgeries.

And given that women are also slaves to fashion – think stilettos, kitten heels, wedges – the havoc that is played in the region of our lower extremities is massive! According to orthopaedic surgeon Steven Raikin, M.D., of the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, USA (quoted in Women’s Health magazine’s online issue), “One-inch heels can increase the pressure on your feet by about 22 percent. Two inches can add up to 57 percent, and three inches can add a whopping 76 percent.” The fitting of toes into a narrow space, the elevated heels, and the pressure of walking like that can add up and lead to bunions, hammertoes and even cause calf muscles to tighten and become painful.

This is not to say that you have ditch your fashion sense if you care about your feet. It is important to take care, that’s all! Orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. K.N. Verma says, “Standing for several hours in high heels can lead to painful calf muscles. Another way to ensure healthy feet is to watch your weight, he advises. “Many people who come to me with problems in their feet and legs are overweight. In fact. women in India tend to be calcium deficient, causing their bones to become weak, and increased weight can only be detrimental.’ he says. Like we needed another reason to watch our weight!

Halle Berry

How Safe or Unsafe is Plastic Surgery?

Looking good has become extremely important these days with the advent of numerous visual mediums. We are readily... ...

Halle Berry

What is Breast Reconstructive Surgery?

Breast reconstructive surgery has arrived as a significant body surgery development for women who have been undergoing... ...

Halle Berry

6 Things to Know Before Getting LASIK Surgery

You’d love to wake up in the morning without fumbling for your glasses. But LASIK eye surgery isn’t... ...

Halle Berry

Diabetes During Pregnancy: Will I Need a C-Section?

If you have diabetes during pregnancy, you are more likely than other women to have a large baby. When a baby is... ...

Halle Berry

Compiling a Family Health History

You may know that you got your brown eyes from your mom or your dimples from your dad’s side of the family.... ...

DASH: Designed for Every Body

DASH: Designed for Every Body

Diets are a lot like fashion. Depending on the season (and which celebrity is currently obsessed),...

Dietary Help for Iron-Deficiency Anemia

Dietary Help for Iron-Deficiency Anemia

If you have been diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia, your doctor has likely advised you to eat...

Simple Swaps! Make Healthy Food Even Healthier

Simple Swaps! Make Healthy Food Even Healthier

Looking for easy ways to boost the nutritional value in your food? ...

Does Advertising affect Eating Disorders?

Advertisements are all around us. What we see impacts us in some or the other way.

How to Stop Online Shopping Addiction

How to Stop Online Shopping Addiction

In the age of electronics, there are many trends that turn into addictions....

Grocery Shopping Tips for College Students

Grocery Shopping Tips for College Students

College life is the most enjoyable part in one’s life but it also inculcates sensibility and ...

Skin Care »

  • Global Hand Washing Day

    Global Hand Washing Day

    The primary practice aim was mobilize people and transform handwashing from being just an abstract idea to an automatic ...
  • Pre School Hand Hygiene

    Pre School Hand Hygiene

    Children are very notorious and they can literally give a deaf ear to their parents when the latter ...
  • Personality Type Diet Plan

    Personality Type Diet Plan

    The Personality Type Diet has been crafted by Robert Kushner. He is a known expert on ...
Easy Way to Stop Smoking
Easy Way to Stop Smoking

Medical practitioners all over the world have been constantly appealing ...

Self Hypnosis Techniques
Self Hypnosis Techniques

A self hypnosis session requires a strong suggestion, proper relaxation and delivering ...

How to Tighten Loose Skin
How to Tighten Loose Skin

Loose skin is a common problem that a lot of women as well . ...

Careers in Speech Pathology
Careers in Speech Pathology

With a rise in speech-related problems in people, speech pathologists are in great demand

8 SureFire Tips on How to Lose Inches Off Your Waist Fast

Want to know how to lose inches fast?

The 2 Types of Knee Braces With Side Stabilizer
The 2 Types of Knee Braces With Side Stabilizer

Do you have a problem with your knees?...

RiRi
Is It Easy To Quit Smoking Forever?

How do I dare to say that it is easy to quit smoking? ...

Kids and Martial Arts Can Be a Great Match
Kids and Martial Arts Can Be a Great Match

All parents want their children to grow up healthy and develop discipline...

Don't miss

Take It Easy: Preventing and Treating Shin Splints

What are shin splints? Typically, shin splints cause pain or tenderness along the shin bone from inflamed muscles,... ...

Fit to a Tee: The Basics of Golf

Think golf is just a slow-paced game for businessmen in plaid pants? Think again – it might be worth taking... ...

9 Ways to Exercise When You Don’t Have Time

You know exercise can help improve your health and lose weight. Yet, 1 in 4 adults doesn’t exercise, according... ...

Simple Swaps! Make Healthy Food Even Healthier

Simple Swaps! Make Healthy Food Even Healthier

Looking for easy ways to boost the nutritional value in your food? These foods have a reputation for being healthy,...
The Low-Down on Rub-Downs

The Low-Down on Rub-Downs

Think massage only belongs among the luxuries like pedicures, facials and seaweed wraps found at an upscale spa?...

Fitness Myths you need to avoid.

Spot reduction Spot reduction is a myth. Spot reduction happens only in the laundry. The place where the body stores...
5 Cancers Women Should Know About

5 Cancers Women Should Know About

Gynecologic cancer is the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells that first appear in the female reproductive...
Teens: Too Young to Pump Iron?

Teens: Too Young to Pump Iron?

Boys are bombarded by images of male models and movie stars that equate beefed-up, muscular bodies with male sex...

No-incision dual-laser facelift a viable option for properly chosen patients

Preliminary results from a prospective study indicate that a no-incision, dual-laser facelift procedure can be...