Some quick and easy ways to help keep your feet as healthy as possible:
● Wash feet and change socks or hosiery daily, or if you get them wet or sweaty
● Don't go sockless in shoes
● Cut nails straight across or slightly rounded, not down into the corners
● Moisturise the feet 3 times per week but avoid going between the toes
● Alternate your shoes every day or as often as possible
● Get your feet measured, don't assume as you've always been a 6 it means you will always be a 6. Try on the sizes above and below your usual, not all shoe manufactures or styles will come up the same.
● Check your feet all over, including between the toes. Also check for any dark lines or spots appearing in the nails.
● Wear the appropriate shoe for the task. Flip flops may be fine at the beach or around a pool but you should not be doing a 10k hike in them.
● Avoid completely flat shoes and shoes with a heel that is more than 1.5 inches
● If you are diabetic or suffer from any sensory or circulatory loss in the feet you should be checking them daily for any changes, sore spots, cuts and grazes, blisters.
● Bonus tip - Podiatrists are foot specialists. If you have any problems or concerns about your feet we should be the first call #podsfixfeet