Therapy for sore feet?
There are many reasons we suffer from tired, achy and downright painful feet – working all day, just standing in a line or even some disorders and diseases. An easy way to find some relief is simply changing your footwear.
There’s nothing like that AHHH! moment when you take off your shoes and slide into wearable clouds – sheepskin slippers!
Sheepskin is a naturally thermostatic material. This means that while you’re wearing sheepskin, it’s automatically regulating your body temperature throughout the day. Because of this, sheepskin footwear can be worn all year round.
Grade-A sheepskin breathes naturally, wicking moisture away.
Common foot ailments and helpful, soothing relief:
Raynaud’s (ray-NOHZ) disease causes some areas of your body — such as your fingers and toes — to feel numb and cold, smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin narrow, limiting blood circulation to affected areas (vasospasm).
- Bundle up outdoors. When it’s cold, put on a hat, scarf, socks and boots, and two layers of mittens or gloves before you go outside. Wear a coat with fairly snug cuffs to go around your mittens or gloves,
- Warm your car. Run your car heater for a few minutes before driving in cold weather.
- Take precautions indoors. Wear socks….or better yet, sheepskin slippers!! When taking food out of the refrigerator or freezer, wear gloves, mittens or oven mitts. Some people find it helpful to wear mittens and socks to bed during winter.
- Because air conditioning can trigger attacks, set your air conditioner to a warmer temperature.
- Use insulated drinking glasses or coozies.
- Consider relocating. Moving to a warmer climate may help people with severe Raynaud’s. However, Raynaud’s can occur even in warmer climates when temperatures decrease.
Plantar Fasciitis is a major cause of heel pain. Inflammation can be found in the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia).
- Choose the right shoes. Avoid high heels. Buy shoes with a low to moderate heel, and plenty of cushion and shock absorbency. Don’t go barefoot, especially on hard surfaces.
Diabetes is a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose). Some complications include nerve damage and poor blood circulation. These problems make the feet vulnerable to skin sores (ulcers) that can worsen quickly and are difficult to treat.
- Pay attention to your feet. Wash your feet daily in lukewarm water. Dry them gently, especially between the toes. Moisturize with lotion, but not between the toes. Check your feet every day for blisters, cuts, sores, redness or swelling. Consult your doctor if you have a sore or other foot problem that doesn’t heal promptly on its own.
- Don’t go barefoot. To prevent injury to your feet, don’t go barefoot, even around the house. WEAR SLIPPERS!
Shearling sheepskin contains very durable fibers that act like springs in order to cushion and shape to a person’s foot. A benefit of this type of fiber is that it disperses weight evenly, which can help to increase blood flow and reduce aches and pains in the feet.
- Wear clean, dry socks. Wear socks made of fibers that pull sweat away from your skin, such as cotton and special acrylic fibers — not nylon. Avoid socks with tight elastic bands that reduce circulation, as well as thick bulky socks that often fit poorly and irritate your skin.
Neuropathic pain or neuropathy is a complex, chronic pain state that usually is accompanied by tissue injury. The nerve fibers themselves might be damaged, dysfunctional, or injured and may send incorrect signals to other pain centers. If you or someone you care about has nerve pain, you know that it can erode quality of life.
Research has shown that strengthening exercises to help peripheral neuropathy, when done regularly, may help reduce neuropathic pain.
The term arch pain (often referred to as arch strain) refers to an inflammation and/or burning sensation at the arch of the foot.
This is a common foot condition that can be easily treated. If you suffer from arch pain avoid high-heeled shoes whenever possible. Try to choose footwear with a reasonable heel, soft leather uppers, shock absorbing soles and removable foot insoles. An orthotic will control over-pronation, support the arch and provide the necessary relief.
Many of our Sundance Sheepskin and Leather boots and shoes have removable/replaceable insoles. We even have sheepskin covered orthotics available!
BONUS!!! – Sheepskin is a natural, breathable material that does not cause excessive sweat, plus being naturally anti-bacterial and anti-microbial, the lanolin in sheepskin can even help reduce foot odor!
Happy Healthy Feet = Happy Heathly You!
We have many customers that have found relief from painful and uncomfortable foot problems through the natural comfort of our sheepskin and leather styles.
“My hubby has peripheral neuropathy – and these are perfect for his tender soles. Thanks!!!!!”