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Improve Your Golf Game From the Ground Up!

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By Upstep Staff
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Edited by Kelli Harris

Published October 19, 2021.

Improve your golf game from the ground up!

It’s a fact that your feet are essential, not only for golf but for everyday life. If your feet hurt, then it disrupts every part of your life and can lead to pain and discomfort with every step you take. A quick check on the internet usually gives you a practical solution for your plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and Achilles tendinitis, but what about day-to-day foot care?

Treat your feet with a bit of respect, and you'll notice the difference!

Skin Care

The largest organ structure by surface area is the skin.

It’s responsible for keeping the good stuff inside the body and the bad stuff outside. This is especially true of the skin on the foot, as it also is thickened in key areas to help protect the body from injury.

To keep your skin working correctly, it needs to be kept soft and supple to ensure that the friction created between the shoe and its top layer, the epidermis, is minimized. This is best done using foot creams containing urea as it is proven to penetrate any dry skin and promote healthy skin growth.

The only exception to this rule is the skin between the toes. Always keep creams away from this area; otherwise, the skin becomes macerated (too moist), and fungal infections, such as athlete's foot, or bacterial infections can take hold.

Nail Care

Ingrowing toenails are often caused by poor nail trimming and are easily avoided by cutting the nail straight across and resisting the temptation to cut down the edges of the nail. If you do get an ingrown toenail, make sure to seek medical advice straight away from a podiatrist because, if you leave it untreated, it will get worse.

Final Tip

Get professional advice. Go and see a podiatrist if you are having any problems with your feet and let them sort you out - you won’t believe the difference.