Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Best F o o t C a r e T i p s Life Time
• Look at your bare feet every day for cuts, blisters, red spots, and swelling.
• Use a mirror to check the bottoms of your feet or ask a family member for help if you have trouble seeing.
• Wash your feet in warm, not hot, water every day.
• Dry your feet well. Be sure to dry between the toes
• Rub a thin coat of skin lotion over the tops and bottoms of your feet, but not between your toes.
• If your feet are at low risk for problems, use a pumice stone to smooth corns and calluses. Do n’t use over-the-counter products or sharp objects on corns or calluses
• Trim your toenails straight across and file the edges with an emery board or nail file.
• Ne ver walk bare f o o t
• Wear comfortable shoes that fit well and p rotect your feet.
• Feel inside your shoes before putting them on each time to make sure the lining is smooth and there are no objects inside.
• Wear shoes at the beach or on hot pave m e n t .
• Wear socks at night if your feet get cold.
• Do n’t test bath water with your feet.
• Do n’t use hot water bottles or heating pads.
• Put your feet up when sitting.
• Wiggle your toes and move your ankles up and d own for 5 minutes, 2 or 3 times a day.
• Do n’t cross your legs for long periods of time.
• Do n’t smoke.
• Plan your physical activity program with your doctor.
• Have your doctor check your bare feet and find out whether you are likely to have serious foot problems. Remember that you may not feel the pain of an injury.
• Call your doctor right away if you find a cut, sore, blister, or bruise on your foot that does not begin to heal after one day.
• Follow your doctor’s advice about foot care.
• Begin taking good care of your feet today.
• Set a time eve ry day to check your feet.
• Complete the “To Do” list on the back of this page and…
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