Tips for keeping your feet healthy through winter
The winter months can be challenging for our feet. The cold wet conditions and greater time spent inside enclosed shoes contributing to problems such as circulation issues, fungal nail infections, warts and cracked/dry skin.
- Wear warm ENCLOSED SHOES such as boots, ideally these will be made out of leather or other breathable waterproof material to help retain warmth in your shoes.
- After wearing DRY SHOES completely before wearing again, this can be acheived by leaving them in a dry warm place.
- Wear socks with natural fibres rather than synthetic fibres, WOOLEN SOCKS are ideal to help keep your feet warm but also reduce moisture.
- Keep moving – exercise as simple as REGULAR WALKING will help promote circulation and warmth to those cold little toes, so stay active and notice the difference. Aim to walk for 30 to 40 minutes at least 4 to 5 days per week, start with less and build up slowly if you aren’t used to that amount though.
- Moisturise your feet regularly with a UREA BASED moisturising cream to reduce dry cracking skin
We hope these simple Winter Foot tips help get your feet through the cold winter months, ready to show them off again in summer! If you do have any problems though please contact us to book an appointment and we can help assess provide more specific advice and treatment for your situation.
Call 8234 8666 or visit tripodpodiatry.com.au to book online and quote ‘WINTERFEET’ to receive 10% off your next appointment.