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Put Your Feet In Safe Hands

National Feet Week takes place every year and asks everyone to prioritise their foot health. Many people ignore common foot complaints or indeed serious pain rather than go to see an expert. Problems with the feet can also be an indication of other health issues and so it’s so important to take care of our feet as we would our teeth and eyes.

Visiting your local pharmacy or GP can offer you a range of treatments to cure and relieve these common foot problems:

  • Athlete's foot

  • Bunions

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Corns & Calluses

  • Problem Toenails

  • Cracked Heels

  • Verruca’s

Foot health in Pregnancy - Throughout pregnancy and after the birth, feet can swell, ache, cramp and become itchy due to hormonal changes and natural weight gain. Its important to wear the right shoes and keep active in to help reduce the risk of swelling.

Food health in Diabetes - It can cause dry skin and cracking which can become infected, a change in the shape of the foot putting pressure on the joints, hard skin, and lack of sensation meaning the pain from injury or infection is not felt and can lead to severe health issues. If you have diabetes, you should have your feet screened as part of your annual diabetes review to look for, and monitor, any changes.

Foot health in Children and Babies - Most children don’t develop an arch until they’re around 3 to 4 years old and therefore, many are born with flat feet which can become a problem later in life, restricting movement and causing discomfort.

Make National Feet Week a time to have your feet checked or to get that niggling issue sorted and make your feet your priority - make an appointment with your GP today!

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