HEALTH TIPS: Eight ways to care for your feet
OUR feet are really important, but for many of us are easily overlooked.
How often do you put up with sore, aching and painful feet?
If you are over the age of 60 or have chronic health conditions, good foot care is even more important.
So what can you do?
EIGHT WAYS TO HELP YOUR FEET:
- 1. Check your feet and toes daily for red spots, sores, cracks and cuts. Check any swelling, infections and the condition of your toenails.
- 2. Wash your feet daily and dry well, especially between the toes.
- 3. Use moisturising cream to keep the skin soft and supple.
- 4. Keep your nails trimmed. Never cut into the corners of your toenails.
- 5. Ensure you wear shoes that fit properly .
- 6. Protect your feet from hot and cold extremes.
- 7. Use sunscreen on the top of your feet when out.
- 8. Seek specialist advice when dealing with corns, calluses and bunions.
If you are having trouble looking after your feet you are not alone.
Foot care problems tend to happen when you become less mobile, have trouble bending down or when your eyesight is poorer.
So, when in doubt get it checked out.