Health and Beauty | Heels and Feet
by Gabriela Sandoval, Lifestyle and Beauty Editor
Questions by Gabriela Sandoval and answers provided by Dr. Splichal* a Podiatrist, Human Movement Specialist and Global Leader in Barefoot Science and Rehabilitation, Dr Splichal has developed a keen eye for movement dysfunction and neuromuscular control during gait. With the advancement of 3D kinematics and surface EMG, Dr Splichal is able to take her assessment skills to a higher level which allows for more detailed rehabilitation programming.
Q. What are some techniques for women to rejuvenate their feet after a long day in heels or after a long workout at the gym?
One of the best tips for recovering the feet is to roll them on a golf ball or lacrosse ball. I recommend that my patients release their feet 5 minutes in the morning and 5 minutes in the evening every day. There are 10 muscles in the bottom of the feet that undergo stress when in high heels and during dynamic movement.
Q. Can women use ARM&HAMMER™ Foot Care Moisturizer + Gentle Exfoliators product as part of a daily routine?
Yes the ARM&HAMMER™ Foot Care Moisturizer + Gentle Exfoliators can be used as a part of a daily foot care routine and is a great way to keep heels and calluses soft. In cases of drier skin I often recommend that my patients combine the ARM&HAMMER™ Foot Care Moisturizer + Gentle Exfoliators with a occlusion such as saran wrap or silicone heel wraps.
Q. It often seems that we take our feet for granted, what are three things we can do to care for our feet on a daily basis?
- Roll the feet on a golf ball or lacrosse ball
- Hydrate the skin and exfoliate any dry skin or calluses
- Strengthen the feet through barefoot exercises
Q. Summer time is coming so how can we use ARM&HAMMER™ Foot Care Moisturizer + Gentle Exfoliators product to prepare our feet for sandal season?
Daily use of ARM&HAMMER™ Foot Care Moisturizer + Gentle Exfoliators can help keep the skin of the heels soft and address any dryness or cracked skin from the winter. For those who have cracks in the skin or fissures mechanical debridement with a pumice stone may be recommended before the use of ARM&HAMMER™ Foot Care Moisturizer + Gentle Exfoliators.
* DR SPLICHAL APPROACHES EVERY PATIENT WITH THE BELIEF THAT WE HOLD THE POWER TO OUR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING IN OUR OWN HANDS. THIS MEANS THAT EVERY PATIENT WHO IS TREATED BY DR SPLICHAL MUST ACCEPT AND TAKE OWNERSHIP TO THEIR TREATMENT PLAN AND COMMIT TO THE NECESSARY STEPS NEEDED TO IMPROVE THEIR LIFE.