List Headline Image
Updated by Riverside Dental Spa on Oct 05, 2016
7 items   1 followers   0 votes   1 views

Top Tips for Happy Feet from our Vauxhall Podiatrist

We often take them for granted, but sore and painful feet can make life a misery. Taking preventative tips from the experts, can minimise your chances of foot injuries and discomfort, so you don’t have to give up on the sports you love or enjoying a night out because your feet are hurting.
Here we share some happy feet tips from our Vauxhall podiatrist:


Dress down for journeys

If you have to wear high heels for work or a night out, pack a pair of comfortable trainers or walking shoes for the journey to minimise the amount of time you spend in your less comfortable shoes.


Shoe shop after lunch

It’s a proven fact that your feet swell as the day goes on, so buying new shoes first thing in the morning could result in them being too small for your feet the next time you wear them. For maximum comfort, make sure there is a 1 cm gap between the end of your longest toe and the end of the shoe and choose a breathable material such as leather.


Rotate your shoe wardrobe

Your feet will sweat a lot whilst inside shoes or boots so make sure you change the shoes you wear every day or two so they don’t become a haven for bacteria. This may be the perfect excuse to expand your shoe collection!


Put your feet up

Sitting with your feet up after a long day, just for ten minutes, can improve your circulation.


Cut those nails

Whilst you don’t want to let your toenails grow too long, you shouldn’t cut them too short either as this could increase the risk of developing an in-growing toenail, where the nail edge presses into the skin. To minimise any discomfort and achieve the best result, cut your nails after a bath or shower as the skin will be softer.


Keep moisturised

Moisturising your feet helps prevent the skin from drying out and flaking but remember not to moisturise between your toes as this could cause athletes foot.


Treat your feet

Treat your feet

There is no sense in ignoring foot pain as you could be making the problem worse. If you are experiencing nail disorders, cracked skin, heel or ankle pain or any other foot related discomfort, speak to your local podiatrist today to diagnose and treat your conditions and get you back on your feet.