A Guide to Proper Foot Care
Most of us take our feet for granted, assuming that they will always provide the essential support to enable movement, yet when you consider the tremendous stress that your feet are under, it makes sense to take good care of them. Here are a few tips to help ensure that your feet are always healthy and ready for action.
- Wash your Feet Daily – You should wash your feet in warm (not hot) water on a daily basis, making sure you dry thoroughly between the toes. After the wash, you can rub a little skin lotion into the soles and the upper part of the feet, but not between the toes. If you ever experience any pain or discomfort in your feet, there is qualified chiropody treatment in South Croydon, where the specialist can examine your feet and pinpoint the problem.
- Weekly Toenail Trim – It is always a good idea to clip your toenails every week, which will prevent them being pressured when wearing shoes. Leaving toenails to grow can cause other issues, and always use a sand board to file down the edges, taking away any sharp edges.
- Wear Correctly Fitting Shoes – Poorly fitting shoes can cause serious problems, so take your time when buying shoes, and make sure they are comfortable and of practical design.
- Regular Foot Massage – This will help to improve circulation, and the massage is best carried out after a long soaking in warm water.
If you should feel any pain or discomfort in your feet, you are advised to make an appointment with your local chiropodist, who can quickly diagnose the problem and recommend suitable treatment.