Looking after your feet
Looking after your feet is something best done every day. But it’s something which doesn’t take long – in fact just a few minutes every day can be enough to help prevent serious problems in the future.
Here are some of the key things you can do to look after your feet:
- Develop your own daily foot care routine. This means washing and moisturising your feet and checking them for injuries or changes to your skin.
- Wear the right shoes and socks. Many foot problems are caused by footwear that doesn’t fit properly. Choose well fitting shoes that protect and support your feet and never go barefoot.
- Take care of your feet. Get nail or skin problems treated quickly and look after your toenails.
- If you see a problems starting, take action quickly. Learn how to take care of injuries and know when and where to get help if a problem is more serious.
If any small wound has not started to heal more than two days after an injury then you should see your podiatrist, nurse or doctor straightaway. If you have damage to your nerves or the blood supply to your feet then you shouldn’t wait, but instead see your doctor as soon as you can, however small the injury may be.