10 tips for keeping your feet in top condition…

  1. Wash your feet daily in soapy luke warm water. Don’t soak them too long.
  2. Dry your feet thoroughly, especially between your toes.
  3. Remove hard skin with sand paper, pumice stone or a file.
  4. Apply moisturizing cream over all your feet except between your toes.
  5. Check your feet regularly for any unusual growth e.g. verrucas, corns or calluses.
  6. Take notice of itchiness – it may be a sign of fungal infection.
  7. Trim your nails with a nail trimmer, cutting them straight across.
  8. Wear sensible shoes and buy them at the end of the day when your feet are at their largest. Break them in slowly.
  9. Massage your feet by rubbing the soles on a golf ball, either standing or seated.
  10. In summer, walk barefoot on a pebbly beach.

Finally, and most importantly, don’t ignore pain – painful feet are not normal. See a foot specialist or have reflexology.