Check your feet daily, including soles, heels and the skin between the toes. If you're physically unable to inspect your own feet, use a mirror or ask someone to help. If you discover any abnormalities, clean the area using antiseptic and apply a clean dressing. Call Midas Foot Health Care as soon as possible.
Wash your feet every day using warm water. Remember to check that the temperature is not too hot by using your elbow before putting your feet in. Use a mild soap so not to irritate the skin with harsh chemicals. Dry the feet thoroughly, pay attention between the toes and pat the skin rather than rub to prevent damaging the vulnerable skin.
If the skin on your feet feels rough or dry, moisturise them with a lotion.
Always wear clean hosiery that are free from any thick seams or holes and always avoid tight elastic topped hosiery, as this may restrict your circulation.
Choose comfortable, breathable, well-fitted shoes with plenty of room, especially in the toe box. Never buy shoes that are too tight hoping they will stretch.
Never walk barefoot, even walking around the house barefoot can cause sores or injuries that can get infected. Protect your feet from heat and cold.
Don't sit with your legs crossed or stand in one position for long periods of time.
If your nails and feet are not correctly cared for, they may be at risk of being damaged.
If you are unsure about the health of your feet, please call Midas Foot Health Care or seek the advice of your GP.