Checking foot health crucial as we age

DON'T FORGET: Being mindful of our health as we age needs to encompass everything from top to toe. Don't neglect checking your feet.
DON'T FORGET: Being mindful of our health as we age needs to encompass everything from top to toe. Don't neglect checking your feet.

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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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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.