Foot Care

Helpful Foot Products to Alleviate Foot Problems

Antiperspirants
Antiperspirants

Moist feet attract bacterial growth that will lead to bad odorous foot. Therefore apply an antiperspirant before wearing footwear to keep your feet dry inside. One of the popular antiperspirant available is Dove’s Clinical Protection.

Deodorizers
Deodorizers

Powder based deodorizers can be sprinkled inside the footwear before slipping your feet. It helps in absorbing the moisture and foul odor to keep feet smell fresh and dry. Cornstarch mixed with baking soda is an effective homemade deodorizer.

Cotton Socks
Cotton Socks

They are preferable to nylon or synthetic socks as they absorb moisture better and reduce the odor. Health experts say wearing cotton socks is a simple yet effective method to prevent foot smell.

Antibacterial Soap
Antibacterial Soap

Use a good antibacterial soap to wash your feet regularly to kill microbes that cause bad smell.

Metatarsal Pads
Metatarsal Pads

If suffering from metatarsalgia, where the metatarsal part (ball of the foot) is badly painful, use metatarsal pads. They provide cushioning to relieve pressure and pain in the affected part. You can also wear metatarsal bandages and cushions, and orthotics with built-in metatarsal pads.

Orthotics
Orthotics

These are shoe inserts which are placed in footwear to treat painful problems like plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and overpronation. These insoles help to distribute weight evenly and effectively, and properly realign the foot. You can buy a suitable orthotic shoe insert for your condition at a store or get one custom made at an orthopedic or podiatrist’s clinic.

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