Feet are an essential part of the body, and that is why you need to take good care of them. They bear our total body weight, and it is therefore common to hear someone complaining of foot pain.

The simplest definition of foot pain is any discomfort or pain that you feel in any part of the foot. It includes pain in the toes, heels, soles and arches. Yet, it is possible to avoid some of your foot pain by following the tips below.

• Practice Good Hygiene 

You brush your teeth every day because you know the importance of doing it. The same applies to your feet -- make sure you practice good foot hygiene. Proper hygiene includes washing your feet properly and drying them. Change your socks daily, and if you sweat a lot you should wear padded socks to absorb the moisture. It is advisable to change your shoes daily to give them time to dry out. Be careful about walking barefoot, trim your nails, and check your feet for any cuts or bumps.

• Wear The Right Shoes 

The type of shoes you wear has a huge role to play with regard to food pain. For ladies, high heels may look fantastic, but you should be careful because they have many health implications. The feet also suffer because you are putting all the weight on the front part of the foot. The shoes you wear should allow your feet to breathe and be comfortable enough to walk around without any discomfort.

• Exercise Your Feet

Your feet absorb a lot of impact, and therefore you need to ensure that you have the right level of foot strength. There are specific exercises you should incorporate in your daily routines such as toe spread and press, calf raises and bent-knee heel raises, among others.

• Pamper Your Feet Occasionally

Just like any other part of your body, your feet need occasional pampering. Have an occasional massage to improve circulation, relieve foot pain and reduce tension. A foot massage does not have to be expensive, because you can do it on your own. You can also ask those close to you to give you one, or visit a spa and let the experts do it for you.

Make time to visit your podiatrist occasionally so that they can give your feet a proper check. 

These are just a few examples of how to prevent foot pain. These tips are inexpensive and you can incorporate them into your daily routine.