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Your Feet Are For Living: CFPM Tips to Keep them Healthy for Life

Monday, July 9, 2007

  • Don’t ignore foot pain – it’s not normal.
  • Inspect your feet regularly. Look for changes in color, temperature, cracks or growths.
  • Wash your feet regularly. Be sure to dry them thoroughly between the toes.
  • Trim toenails straight across, but not too short. Person with diabetes, poor circulation or heart problems should not treat their own feet as they are more prone to infection.
  • Make sure your shoes fit properly. Select the right shoe for the activity you are engaged in.
  • Avoid self treatment for foot ailments, as it can often turn a minor problem into a major problem.
  • Immediately notify your chiropodist or podiatrist for any changes to your feet and for an annual foot health check up.

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