Care for your feet
Care for Your Feet
> Your feet have been mercilessly pounding over the gravels, sand, rocks, streams etc. for several hours. They need rest and recuperation for tomorrow trek.
> Remove your socks and keep them outside in the sun.
> Take off your socks and wash them.
> Wash feet as often as possible. Dry them rub vigorously between toes.
> If feet look tender, wash them first with soap &water. Dry them & apply powder.
> Blisters on the treks are inevitable. You cannot avoid them but you can surely know how to deal with them.
> First clean them with soap and water.
> Puncture the blister with sterilized pin or needle.
> Do not remove the skin
> Apply adhesive plaster, band-aid.
> Remember to keep your feet as clean as your face.
BEFORE YOU MARCH
> Check your shoes first. They should be comfortable (and never new)
> They should be loose enough to accommodate 2 pairs of socks and to absorb the friction, which cause blisters. Talcum powder is useful to avoid friction and to cope with sweat.
> Keep your shoes dry and clean.
> If your shoes are wet, never dry them over fire. Stuff it with papers. Change your wet socks immediately.
> Make it a point to change socks every alternative day at least, as a dirty sock not only smell foul but also causes blisters.
> Lastly, have you tied your shoes properly?