Your Quick Guide to Essential Foot Care Products for Older Adults
As we experience the cycle of life, from infancy to adulthood to old age, the body goes through a lot of natural changes, internal and external transformations, and wear and tear. We become careful and take care of various parts of our body but there is one part that is majorly ignored until the situation becomes worse. We are talking about feet. The feet are amongst the most ignored parts of our bodies and while exposure to health and lifestyle content and products has raised quite a lot of awareness, there continues to be ignorance.
Contrary to popular opinion, foot care is not solely restricted to models, dancers and those who indulge in high-intensity physical activities. It is important for all people to take good care of their feet, especially when age starts to kick in.
Why is foot care important?
You might wonder why it is vital that you take care of your feet; well, if you don’t, you are likely to experience foot-related conditions that may have a long-term impact on the health of your feet. Some of the most common age-related foot conditions and disorders include:
- Internal or external injuries due to lack of fitness and care
- Athlete’s foot (fungal infection)
- Dry, flaky or inflamed skin
- Cuts, splinters, blisters, bunions, corns and calluses
- Cracked heels
- Ingrown toenails
- Bacterial infections in the heels
Almost all of the above disorders could limit your ability to move to a certain extent. And mobility, as we all know, is the key to feeling independent and enjoying life to the fullest. Footcare and age have a very close bond and people who fail to recognize the importance of clean, healthy feet are bound to experience pain, discomfort or mobility impairment at some point of time in life. If you do not want to see yourself relying on mobility aids like wheelchairs, crutches or walkers for the rest of your life, it is imperative that you take good care of your feet.
At Seniority, we understand your need for reliable footcare products and hence, we have handpicked some of our best offerings in this category.
Happy Feet: 5 great foot care products for seniors
Take a look at some of the most sought-after footcare products available online at Seniority:
Soflex’s 200 gm gel bottles allow you to pamper yourself at home by choosing from your favourite flavours and aromas – lemon, rose, chocolate, jasmine, lemongrass, floral and Haldi-Chandan. The gel-soaking therapy leaves your feet feeling soft, smooth and refreshed within just 10 minutes. If you are on the lookout for a product that can cleanse your feet and soften any rough skin, nails or cuticles, these fragranced beauties are just what you need. Every pack comes with a pair of latex gloves, a container of gel formation powder and an after-use gel neutralizer.
The footwear you use is extremely important when it comes to the health of your feet. In case you feel the need to use additional padding in the soles, order this pair of excellent silicone soles. Dynamic and extremely lightweight, they fit into shoes of any size (you can cut them according to your needs) and deliver effective acupressure treatment to the fourteen most vital reflex points of your feet. The silicone-based soles also absorb sweat and prevent any natural odours, so no more smelly feet! The product’s shock-absorbing ability means that there is a lesser impact on the heel when you walk and the orthotic properties ensure that the blood circulation in the foot area is ideal, thus making the soles great for treating and managing conditions like heel pain, knee pain, sciatica, cramps, sinus, insomnia and stress-related foot disorders.
Mothers Man brings to you this innovative product that gets rid of undesirable toxins from your body while enriching it with magnesium. A great stressbuster, this soaking formula softens your hands and feet in just 15 minutes and delivers a spa-like therapy in the comfort of your home. Its stress-relieving properties make it the ideal pre-bed therapy, since it induces sleep, too. What’s more, the easy-to-use product also relieves muscle pain, eliminates any existing odours, treats foot fungus and regulates blood sugar levels (making it ideal for diabetes patients). Using it is pretty simple: just add 1 tbsp into the water, soak your feet for about 15 minutes and wipe them dry with a soft cotton cloth. Order it now and feel the difference!
If you are looking for something that is a little more elaborate and effective, Beurer’s Foot Bubble Spa does exactly what the name promises. You can use this convenient device to give yourself a relaxing and refreshing foot bath at home every day. The foot spa not only relaxes your muscles but also helps regulate the blood flow and remove dry skin, calluses and corns. Its three-pronged functionality (bubble massage, vibration massage and water heating) helps soothe your senses with an interchangeable pedicure and roller attachments that deliver unique types of strokes. While we strongly recommend getting this simple-yet-effective machine home, you can also gift it to someone you love!
Struggling with cracked, dry, rough and hard heels? Then these elastic gel-based heel socks are your best friend! Designed with footcare support cushions and hypoallergenic gel pads, these socks are porous, thus allowing your feet to breathe naturally and keep them perspiration free. The toe-free design means that you can wear them comfortably inside any kind of footwear, even when you are on the move. The botanical gel pads in the heel region are loaded with Vitamin E, lavender oil, jojoba oil and olive oil. The presence of these nutrients help repair and moisturize damaged heels within no time. The socks are thick and well-padded, designed to reduce shocks and impact while walking, running, cycling or doing any other regular physical activity. Aromatic, comfortable and easily washable, Purastep’s Silicone Gel Heel Socks are ideal for those who wish to nourish, repair and maintain the health of their feet (especially the heels).
How to buy foot care products?
The aforementioned products are all available online at Seniority at slashed prices. You can check out our entire range of footcare products here. We have some fantastic products for diabetic patients, too. Apart from offering great foot care products by some of the most trusted brands in the Indian market, Seniority also lets you order easily from the comfort of your home, shipping the products to your doorstep for free.
Here’s hoping we have given you some additional insight into why foot care is so important for older adults!