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17 September 2012

Don't put a foot wrong

Footcare should be an essential part of everyone's daily routine. Preventing problems are so much easier than trying to solve them later.

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Footcare should be an essential part of everyone's daily routine. Preventing problems are so much easier than trying to solve them later. Remember – look after your feet and they will look after you.

Take action:
Trim your nails regularly using a good pair of nail clippers – picking of nails or poor nail cutting can lead to ingrowing nails and nail infections; remove hard skin gently with a pumice stone and do not attempt to cut hard skin or dig out corns yourself – this can lead to painful complications; use a moisturiser daily on your feet – dry skin can lead to callus formation and cause heel cracks; wash your feet daily in warm soapy water, but do not soak the feet too long as this will destroy the natural oils in the skin; apply surgical spirits between the toes with a cotton bud daily – this will keep the space between the toes dry and prevent fungal skin infection from occurring.

 

 
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