Yoga has caught on big-time in the United States, and maybe you consider yourself somewhat of a yogi. Yoga is beneficial for many reasons, so why not give your feet the benefit of yoga, as well? You may know that having diabetes means that paying careful attention to and taking care of your feet is extremely important. Diabetes can put you at risk for damage to blood vessels and nerves in the feet; left untreated, this damage can cause loss of sensation, reduced blood flow, infection, and, in extreme cases, amputation. Having diabetes can also put you at risk for milder but still uncomfortable or painful foot conditions, including bunions, hammer toes, and plantar fasciitis.
To keep your feet in tip-top shape, consider using YogaToes GEMS. YogaToes GEMS can help restore your feet to a more natural form and function by gently stretching your toes, stimulating circulation, and relieving foot fatigue. YogaToes GEMS have an open top frame, which means that you can adjust the separator posts to a position that is more comfortable for you. They come in one size that can fit a wide range of foot sizes, and they’re made from a medical-grade gel that is hypoallergenic and free from a number of toxins, including parabens, PCBs, lead, and formaldehyde. If you suffer from bunions, hammer toes, overlapping toes, or plantar fasciitis, using YogaToes GEMS can help stretch and strengthen the muscles in your feet, providing relief. Pop these on at the end of a long day on your feet — your tootsies will thank you! (And of course, if you have any of these or other foot issues, always check with your foot doctor first to determine the best course of treatment for your condition.)