Shoes must be chosen carefully. It is best to have lace-up and soft-upper shoes so that your feet will be held firmly during walking. To be sure that the shoes are suited to your feet, test walk on a solid area of the store NOT ON THE CARPETED FLOOR.
It is best to have your feet measured when buying shoes. Feet must be measured when standing, as this is when the true size is known.
It is important that you wear socks/stockings that will not restrict the movement of the foot. Avoid going barefoot.
If any minor injury should happen to you (e.g. cuts, bruises) clean the area and apply a mild antiseptic cream . DO NOT apply adhesive strappings directly to the area or wrap the strapping around toes, as this will restrict circulation.
Blisters on the feet should be left alone and should not be punctured (pricked) to release the fluid but should be left to dry up on their own. Should they open of their own accord and discharge their contents, dress with an antiseptic dressing.
It will be necessary to visit your Practitioner or G.P. if the injury is not responding to the treatment.
If you notice any discharge forming from the break in the skin, from a nail or corn it is important that you visit your Practitioner. If there is pain, itching, swelling or colour changes in the feet or legs, visit the Practitioner.
If you suffer from Diabetes, it is vitally important that you see a Foot Health Practitioner at least once a year for a check up.