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General Foot Care

1) PLEASE, PLEASE  "Do not ignore foot pain". It is not normal. If the pain persists, contact your Doctor immediately.

2)
Inspect your feet regularly. Pay attention to changes in colour and temperature. Look for thick or discoloured nails (a sign of developing fungus), and check for cracks or cuts in the skin. Peeling or scaling on the soles of feet could indicate Athlete's Foot. Any growth on the foot is not considered normal.

3)
Wash your feet regularly, especially between the toes, and be sure to dry them completely.

4)
Trim toenails straight across, but not too short. Be careful not to cut nails in corners or on the sides; it can lead to ingrown toenails. Persons with diabetes, poor circulation, or heart problems should not treat their own feet because they are more prone to infection.

5)
Make sure that your shoes fit properly. Purchase new shoes later in the day when feet tend to be at their largest, and replace worn out shoes as soon as possible.

6)
Select and wear the right shoe for the activity that you are engaged in (e.g. running shoes for running).

7)
Alternate shoes - don't wear the same pair of shoes every day.

8)
Avoid walking barefooted. Your feet will be more prone to injury and infection.

9)
Be cautious when using home remedies for foot ailments. Self-treatment can often turn a minor problem into a major one.

** If you are a diabetic, keep in touch with your DOCTOR and Podiatrist/Foot Health Practitioner and schedule a check-up at least twice a year.
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