08 December 2016
This article has been written for you by our regional partner for North Nottinghamshire, Claire Hemsworth. Claire is a podiatrist/chiropodist by profession, and therefore truly understands the importance of keeping your feet well cared for in the Winter months.
Generally speaking feet should be kept well moisturised, heels are callus free and essentially, wear warm socks and protective shoes with a good grip when you go out in the cold.
Keeping warm generally, helps to keep extremities warm, so my advice is to wear several layers of thin clothes to keep warm air trapped rather than one thick layer. Ideally the temperature in the house should be around 21 degrees but due to rising fuel costs this is not always possible. My advice is to heat only one room during the day and heat the bedroom just before bed.
The cold weather can have detrimental effects on the feet, the following are a few examples of medical conditions affecting the feet which you should watch out for:
In conclusion, if you have any signs or concerns regarding the health of your feet, speak to your GP or local podiatrist.
If you need help getting around the house, undertaking daily activities or attending appointments due to health problems in your feet or otherwise, a Promedica24 live-in companion and carer could be a helpful addition to your household. For more information contact us on 0800 086 086 or email email@example.com
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