Harrison Podiatry

Care of your Feet


Our feet serve us well, but we rarely give them the attention they deserve, hiding them away in shoes and forgetting about them until they give us trouble.

Each foot consists of twenty six bones, supported by a network of ligaments, muscles, blood vessels and nerves. They do more work than most other parts of our bodies, so it’s little wonder that things sometimes go wrong.

Our feet are also mirrors of our general health. Signs of diabetes, arthritis, circulatory and neurological diseases often appear first in the feet.

Proper footcare is essential for healthy, painless feet and should be as much a part of your daily routine as brushing your teeth. Wash your feet every day in warm soapy water and dry them thoroughly, especially between the toes, then lightly apply talc, wiping away any excess powder with cotton wool.

Remove any hard skin with a pumice stone when the feet are wet. Trim your toe nails with care, following the contour of your toe. Do not cut down the sides as this can lead to ingrowing toe nails.

Proper footcare is essential for healthy, painless feet and should be as much a part of your daily routine as brushing your teeth. Wash your feet every day in warm soapy water and dry them thoroughly, especially between the toes, then lightly apply talc, wiping away any excess powder with cotton wool.


Special Care

For the elderly, diabetics and those with poor circulation, special care is needed. Check for signs of redness, soreness or swelling in the feet. Seek professional advice for burns to the feet, severe cuts or breaks in the skin and for any unusual changes in colour or temperature.

Prevent foot problems before they occur by ensuring your shoes are wide and deep enough to allow your toes to move freely and that they are comfortable to wear. Visit your Podiatrist for regular, preventative check ups.


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