The feeling of stress is universal. It is something that we all experience, some more than others. Today, we’re in a fight against a global pandemic and stress levels are at an all time high. Whether this stress is caused by the uncertainty of not knowing what’s going to happen or by the fear of losing your job, your house or your loved ones, it is safe to say that if you’re feeling that your mental health is deteriorating, you’re not alone.
It is no secret that stress is bad for your health. It can not only have an impact on the way you’re feeling and behaving, but it can also have detrimental effects on your body and your feet are no exception. When you’re feeling anxious, your body releases stress hormones that can change the way your body functions from your blood circulation to your respiratory system. This can cause something known as “cold feet”, because when you’re stressed, there’s a reduction in the blood flow going to your feet which can lead to temporary periods of cold feet. Additionally, high stress levels can cause dehydration which can in turn lead to dryness and cracked skin on your feet. Moreover, profusely sweating can result in skin texture problems such as friction between the toes. Ans stress can also contribute to foot pain along with many other factors.
Trying to cope with stress is really important, many things can be done to relieve your stress and taking good care of your feet is one of them. Your feet already go through a lot throughout the day by carrying you body around, so show them some love by giving them a massage or exfoliating them. You can visit our Foot care section where you can find many ways to take care of them!
Remember that this is no substitute for professional care, always seek professional help if you're struggling to deal with your feelings.
Disclaimer: This is not meant to provide medical advice. Always seek the assistance of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider.