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Usually, when we’re paying attention to our overall health, we tend to forget about our feet, despite their crucial role in our everyday lives. They carry us wherever we go, supporting our bodies and keeping us grounded in the process. Foot care and health is a necessary component in ensuring that our feet work as optimally as possible, so it’s important to know exactly how to treat them.

As well as common at-home treatments that you could undertake, it’s always worth allowing a professional to observe and monitor your foot problems. Our HCPC registered podiatrists here at Doncaster foot clinic can perform a range of chiropody treatments tailored to your feet and any problems you may be experiencing.

Read our article below to see how you can keep your feet working at their very best.

Keep Good Hygiene

Keeping good hygiene applies to every nook and cranny of your body in order to prevent infection and other assorted medical issues. If you tend to ignore your feet in your general hygiene regime, it can lead to fungal infections such as athletes foot. This particular issue can also be caused by improper drying after showering or bathing, and walking barefoot in communal places such as changing rooms.

Athletes foot can spread quickly and breeds in warm, damp places such as between your toes, so it’s important that you ensure your feet are dry after cleaning. By visiting a podiatry service, you can get to the bottom of your athletes foot by receiving the correct diagnosis and treatment. Here at Doncaster foot clinic, we can assess your problem, and offer the most effective treatment. We have a selection of creams and sprays available to help treat a range of fungal infections, such as athletes foot.

Wear Comfortable Shoes

This may seem like a no-brainer, but lots of people tend to put fashion over comfort. Constantly wearing uncomfortable, impractical shoes such as high heels can lead to foot deformities such as bunions, so wearing shoes that provide support as well as comfort is essential in keeping your feet healthy.

Shoes that are too tight, too loose or are unsupportive can lead to pain and injuries, and can cause stress to your feet, ankles and lower legs. For optimal comfort, you might want to consider custom insoles for your shoes, in order to improve support and foot care. Visiting a local podiatrist like our HCPC registered professionals here at Doncaster foot clinic can help you find the insoles tailored for you, and can help you feel more comfortable and more importantly pain-free when carrying out your daily routine, hobbies and sporting activities.

Keep an Eye on any Changes

You know your body better than anyone. When something doesn’t feel right, it usually isn’t a cause for concern, but you notice it straight away. If you notice any worrying changes concerning your feet, ankles or lower legs, it’s always worth consulting your local podiatrist.

Common pains and foot problems such as ingrown toenails, warts and verrucas are a frequent nuisance when it comes to foot health, so keeping an eye on any unusual changes can help podiatrists diagnose and treat your problem sooner. It can also prevent any foot problems from getting worse. For instance, recognising an ingrown toenail sooner can help in preventing possible nail surgery.

Visit your Local Podiatrist Frequently

Even if you think your feet are operating at their very best, there’s no harm in getting them checked over every so often. Keeping on top of your foot care and health can improve your day-to-day life, and can help diagnose and treat health conditions and prevent them from getting worse.

Here at Doncaster foot clinic, our HCPC registered podiatrists can help assess, diagnose and treat common foot problems by implementing a range of chiropody treatments. To book an appointment, or to find out more information about the services we offer, please contact us by calling 01302342971.

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How to Take Care of your Feet