to take care of your feet |
are some DOs and DON'Ts for good foot care
your feet and shoes daily (use a mirror if you cannot reach them).
you may not feel injury
you feet clean, wash well and dry gently especially between the toes
your skin but avoid but avoid the area between the toes as this is normally moist
shoes or slippers at all times
any sores, swelling, cracks, corns, skin damage or change of colour IMMEDIATELY
to your doctor.
you nails (softer after bath) to the shape of your toe. If you cannot cut your
nails see a chiropodist/podiatrist.
your hand around the inside of your shoes each day before putting them on to check
that there is nothing that could rub against or hurt your feet e.g a piece of
stone or sharp points.
well fitting shoes. Make sure they are wide, deep and long enough for your feet.
your socks and stockings daily
- Avoid extremes of temperature
both hot and cold.
very hot baths, put cold water in first then add hot water. Test with your elbows
sitting close to fires and radiators
hot water bottles. Wear warm loose bedsocks instead.
not use corn paints or plasters to treat corns or calluses yourself
use surgical blades or knives to cut your own corns off. Go to see a chiropodist/podiatrist.
- Do not
not ignore even the slight injuries to your feet
not dig down on the side of your nails
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