Different Types of Feet

This week, we would be delving into the different types of human feet. Pretty cool, right? Let’s delve in.

Greek Foot

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This foot type is characterized by a protruding second toe which is even larger than the big toe.

It is also referred to as the flame foot or fire foot. The other toes are almost at the same height as the big toe.

Egyptian Foot

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This is one of the most common types of feet.  It is characterized by the following;

A long big toe and the other toes tapering at a 45 degree angle.

The entire foot is at an incline and it is usually longer and narrower than other shapes.

Extra Small Toe

This foot type is quite similar to the Egyptian foot. However, the difference between both feet type is this foot type has an extra pinky toe! This is a distinct feature too for the foot. The rest of the toes taper in a descending order just like the Egyptian toe.

Peasant Foot

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This has all the toes at the same length. In most cases, the big toe may be a little longer. The toes maybe a little bit longer too. The toes make the foot appear square in shape or rectangular because of their unique property.

Roman Foot

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This foot type is characterized by the first 3 toes being of the same height, with the other two in descending order. It is also considered as a popular foot type.

Stretched Foot

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The foot is shaped with the big toe straying far away from the rest of the toes, with a considerable gap in between.

Wide Set Foot

In this foot type, all the toes have either a lot of gap between all of them, or the toes can be stretched quite far apart. This type of foot is also called the traveler’s foot.

Which of these do you have? Do let us know in the comment section below

 

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Hacks to Remedy Dry and Chapped Feet

 

The rainy season is here. The season for us to ditch our shoes and sneakers (except they are made of rubber or highly waterproof) and opt for sandals or slippers.

 

However, there are some people who can’t make this change due to the state of their dry and cracked heels.

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Cracked heels is a condition that arises due to the occurrence of fissures in abnormally hard, dry skin over the heels of the feet. Dry and cracked heels is usually a source of worry but these blog post will provide you with useful hacks that will remedy this condition.

  • Avoid Prolonged Standing

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Prolonged standing puts undue pressure on the heels of the feet. The feet suffer more when you stand for long in inappropriate or undersized shoes. If your job requires you to stand for long, try to alternate between standing and sitting.

  • Avoid Thin-Soled Shoes

Thin soled shoes do not provide enough padding to the heel fat pad. If you own shoes like this, it is advisable you either ditch them or spruce them up with more padded soles.

People who are overweight have a greater tendency to have dry or cracked heels as the increased body weight increases the pressure on the normal fat cushion under the heel of the foot.

Replace thin soles of shoes with well padded shoes.

  • Treat all Skin Dryness Completely

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Eczema is an itchy skin condition that increases the dryness of the skin and makes the heels vulnerable to cracks. To combat this, you can moisturize daily with oil based moisturizers as they help the body retain moisture while removing unwanted moisture such as urea.

  • Avoid All Inappropriate Footwear

Walking or working in the wrong kind of footwear is not ergonomic to the feet whether you suffer from cracked heels or not. Always opt for shoes that have very cushioned and proper back. This means that the constant wearing of sandals and its similarities increase the chances of cracked heels. Another layer of soles could be added to these sandals while comfortable insoles could be used for shoes.

  • Use Pumice Stone to Exfoliate

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Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells. This could be done with various things but we recommend pumice stones. The exfoliation could be done during pedicure or while having one’s bath. Be gentle on the heels of the feet and remember to moisturize the feet after exfoliation.

 

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