After a glorious Early May Bank Holiday which saw many people enjoying the sunshine and walking, playing in the park and generally being outdoors we’re, all looking forward to summer with optimism. It’s important to look after your feet at anytime of the year but especially in summer.
Here are five tips, which will stand you in good stead for the warm days and evenings ahead.
Take care with flip flops
Flip-flops are many people’s summer must haves but don’t wear them all the time. They don’t provide support for your feet and can give you arch and heel pain if you wear them too much.
Be shoe savvy.
Wear high heels and pointed shoes for special occasions only, such as summer weddings or garden parties, and always wear the right shoes for the activity you are doing (so no sandals for long treks or mountain climbing, or flip flops for playing football).
Change your socks often
Change your socks daily to avoid foot odour. Sounds obvious but it’s a simple thing to do which is often overlooked and can lead to problems especially during hot days.
Watch out for foot bugs in communal changing areas
Warmer weather is a cue for headed to the swimming pool to cool off. Always aim to wear flip-flops / shower sandals to avoid catching athlete’s foot and verrucas when you use public areas such as gym showers and swimming pools.
Foot pain advice for over-60s
If you’re over 60, foot care becomes even more important in the heat. Age takes its toll: your skin thins, your joints begin to stiffen, and your feet become more vulnerable to weather extremes.
If you want to pamper, refresh and revitalise your feet this summer book in to see our hygienist to have a relaxing medical pedicure.
We have decades of experience in looking after people’s feet from energetic toddlers to lively 90-year-olds. So, here’s to a great summer and for more foot care tips visit our website: www.footcomfortcentre.co.uk
Thanks for reading,