Healthy feet are a big part of enjoying the best quality of life possible. Foot problems can quickly lead to discomfort and affect the way you walk. This can in turn cause knee, hip and back pain. The good news is that looking after your feet can prevent most of these problems. Taking a little time to care for your feet regularly can prevent them from causing you pain in the future.
At the Foot Comfort Centre we have more than 40 years experience of looking after people’ s feet and here are some simple tips to keep them as healthy as possible.
CLEAN YOUR FEET OFTEN
Don’t go to bed without washing your feet. If you leave dirt on the skin’s surface, it can become irritated and infected. Wash your feet every evening with soap and water.
DRY YOUR FEET WELL
Dry your feet thoroughly after washing them, especially between the toes which is where germs such as Athlete’s Foot can easily breed. Then, apply a moisturising foot cream (not body lotion).
REMOVE HARD SKIN
Gently remove hard skin and calluses with a pumice stone or foot file regularly.
CUT TOE NAILS CAREFULLY
Always trim your toenails straight across, never at an angle or down the edges. This can cause ingrown toenails.
In the AFTERNOON: Shop for shoes in the afternoon. Feet swell as the day goes on and if shoes fit in the afternoon when your feet are at their largest, you can be assured they will always be comfortable.
For a foot MOT every six months. Your feet shouldn’t hurt and we can help you.
For more foot care tips visit our website: www.footcomfortcentre.co.uk