A huge thank you to the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists for their assistance with our radio feature (which you can hear again further down this page) and for the use of the support information below.
Did you know...about feet...?
Feet..We squeeze them into ill-fitting shoes and heels, don't always wash them and rarely pamper them. No wonder three-quarters of adults have had foot problems in the last five years. The good news is that looking after your feet can prevent most of the problems.
Your feet take the weight of your whole body, so foot problems can quickly lead to discomfort and affect the way you walk. This can in turn cause knee, hip and back pain.....So, it’s well worth investing a bit of time and thought into giving your feet the care they deserve.
Foot Health Top Tips
For those over 60, foot care becomes even more important. Age takes it toll: the skin thins, the joints begin to stiffen and the feet become more vulnerable to the cold. Physically, it gets more difficult for us to get to our feet, and failing eyesight doesn’t help. If you are concerned contact your who can put you in touch with a podiatrist who will then conduct a clinical assessment over the telephone - once we are out of lockdown and it is safe to do so - aim to book an appointment to see a professional for a foot MOT every six months and never put up with foot pain as if it is normal. Your feet shouldn’t hurt.
Listen to this weeks radio report
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