Healthy Foot Care Tips
A Healthy foot is a happy foot – 10 Top Tips for a Healthy Foot
This information is of a general nature and should not be taken as a diagnosis. All questions and concerns should be directed to your Doctor, Podiatrist or other health advisor.
Referenced from: http://www.dbshoes.co.uk/healthyfeet.html
- Wash your feet every day in warm soapy water (don’t soak them, as this might destroy the natural oils) and dry thoroughly, especially between the toes.
- If your skin is dry, apply moisturizing cream all over the foot, except for between the toes.
- Remove hard skin gently with a pumice stone, but not if it is over a boney area or joint. If this is the case, or if the hard skin is painful, consult a registered chiropodist/podiatrist.
- Trim your toe nails regularly, using proper nail clippers. Cut straight across, not too short, and not down at the corners as this can lead to in-growing nails.
- Keep feet warm, and exercise to improve circulation.
- Always wear the right shoe for the job..
- Seek prompt treatment for burns, cuts and breaks in the skin, and for any usual changes in colour or temperature. This is particularly important if you have diabetes.
- If your feet hurt, something is wrong! You can help to keep a healthy foot by visiting a registered chiropodist/podiatrist for advice on how to keep your foot healthy.
- Shoes should be properly measured, comfortable, and easy to put on at the time of purchase. Don’t expect them to ‘break in’.
- A Foot has up to 250,000 sweat glands. Your shoes can absorb up to 60% for the moisture released each day. Wear alternate shoes each day to allow them to dry out properly.
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