c. Let feet air out sometimes; don't keep them locked up in shoes all the time.
d. Keep toenails trimmed straight across.
e. Use creams to keep the skin of the feet soft. Also, use powders to absorb
excess moisture and to prevent infection and foot odor.
2-28. FOOT EXERCISE
Exercise the feet to keep them in good health.
a. Walking and running are both good exercises for the feet.
b. A person sitting at a desk or watching television in an easy chair can also
indulge in foot exercises.
He can lift his feet and rotate them to limber the feet up.
(2) Achilles tendons and calf muscles can be stretched by tapping the heels
and toes on the floor from a sitting position.
(3) Exercise the heel cords by standing and poising the toes on a telephone
directory about two inches thick with the heels of the feet flat on the floor.
(4) End foot exercises by hanging a weight, such as a purse, on each ankle
and lifting the ankle while sitting.
The diseases and disorders of the feet included in this lesson represent only a
tiny fraction of the total range of foot problems. Your continued research of this subject
can be a great boost to your overall competence and value to the AMEDD.