As we grow older, our feet naturally develop more problems. But painful and uncomfortable feet are not something you should have to put up with.
A lot can be done to improve comfort, relieve pain and keep you on your feet for life.
Sun Family Practice understands this and offers an on-site podiatrist. Referrals from your GP are bulk billed.
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- Sun Family Practice
Foot health tips from Sun Family Practice:
- Have your feet examined by a podiatrist once a year
- Properly fitted shoes are essential. The older you get, the more you need shoes that hold your foot firmly in place and provide adequate support.
- A shoe with a firm sole and soft upper that can be laced, buckled or strapped to the foot is best for daily activities.
- If you have reduced circulation, diabetes, or reduced fatty padding under your feet, avoid going barefoot even in your own home.
- Never cut corns and calluses with a razor or pocket knife. Don’t use over-the-counter corn products unless they were recommended by your podiatrist.
- Bathe your feet daily in lukewarm (not hot) water using a mild soap, then use a moisturiser separately.
- Trim/file your nails so they are slightly curved just short of the end of the toe.
- Inspect your feet every day. If you notice redness, cracks in the skin or sores, consult your podiatrist.