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Tips to Avoid Foot Problems
Wash your feet daily with soap and warm (not hot) water. Dry well. Pat, don’t rub; paying special attention to between the toes. Use a soft towel.
Moisturize!! See a doctor regarding any cracks or open areas.
Keep your feet dry using a non-medicated powder to dust your feet before putting on your socks, stockings, or shoes.
Inspect your feet everyday. Use a mirror if needed. If you experience any numbness or tingling on any part of your foot, see your doctor. Any, swelling, redness or pain that does not go away should also be addressed by a doctor.
Do not ‘self-treat’ corns, calluses or bunions
To avoid ingrown toenails, trim your nails straight across and file carefully.
Do not go barefoot. Avoid your feet getting too hot or too cold.
Walking everyday, staying active and mobile has been shown to have a direct link to the health of your feet.
Elevate your feet when possible; avoid crossing your legs
Exercise your feet; wiggle, flex, and extend your feet and toes.
Wear good socks and proper foot wear.
Don’t smoke and maintain a healthy diet.
Regular foot care significantly improves comfort, mobility and the general health of your feet. Many people develop problems with their feet that require medical attention. A Foot Care Nurse (FCN) will assess and treat your foot problems, as well as provide relevant education/information and assist with referrals to any community supports or other health care professionals.