We celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Foot Comfort Centre this year.
And to mark two decades of looking after people’s feet and ankles we’re doing several things.
We’re approaching the local primary schools to organise a competition where children can design their own trainer or shoe.
We’ll be offering more than £250 as prize money to the schools for taking part and the judges will be drawn from prominent members of the local community.
I’m a huge believer in the power of educating people about the importance after looking after their feet – so part of the competition will be aimed at teaching children how they can look after their feet.
We’ll be announcing the winner in April which will see us host an open day where people can come and have a look at the centre, meet our team and see why looking after your feet and ankles is a step in the right direction if you want lasting quality of life.
And here’s some simple tips to cut out and keep which will help you.
FOOTCARE TOP TIPS
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.
Thanks for reading,