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  • Writer's pictureDr. McHardy

Why foot care so important

When our feet feel good, we are more likely to move around. This increased exercise has a multitude of benefits to our health

People often take their feet for granted, until pain or problems such as blisters or calluses develop. But it's important to be kind to your feet and take care of them—before problems arise and you have foot or heel pain —and to treat existing problems before they limit your ability to function.

Your feet can tell you a lot about your general health condition or warn you of underlying health conditions. From pesky foot pain to more serious symptoms, such as numbness, your feet often show symptoms of disease before any other part of your body

Tips to keep yourself active and your feet pain-free.

  1. Keep your feet clean and dry

  2. Examine your feet for problems

  3. Cut toenails properly

  4. Don't hide “ugly” toenails with polish

  5. Protect your feet in public areas

  6. Avoid sharing footgear

  7. Head off sweaty feet

  8. Choose breathable footwear

A Chiropodist can help if you have a problem such as unexplained foot pain and foot care

It's very important to have your feet checked regularly by a professional if you have a health condition that affects your feet, such as diabetes, poor circulation or a low immune system.


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