The following tips may prevent toe, foot,
or ankle problems.
Bathe your feet daily in lukewarm (not hot)
water. Use a mild soap, preferably one containing moisturizers, or use a
Avoid problems by wearing good footwear. Wear comfortable and supportive shoes. Support weak or unstable ankles by using a brace or
taping before exercise or activities that increase your risk of
Wear the correct size panty hose and stockings. Avoid
wearing constricting garters, knee-high, or thigh-high
Use a rubber mat to stand on if your work requires you
to stand on hard surfaces. This may reduce stress on your
Maintain a reasonable weight for your height.
stretching exercises for the tendons at the back of
the heels. This is especially important for athletes before sports activities
but is also helpful for people who are not involved with
Walk regularly to improve circulation, increase
flexibility, reduce fatigue, and encourage bone and muscle