Basic Rules for Foot Care 

Keep your feet clean- wash daily in warm water with non-irritating soap for just a few minutes. Dry your feet properly with a soft towel, paying careful attention to the spaces between the toes.

 Never use sharp objects to remove hard skin or corns. File hard skin away gently with a foot file or a pumice stone. If the hard skin or corns are painful, seek professional advice from a HPC registered Podiatrist.

Apply moisturising cream with urea to your feet daily, avoiding the toenails and spaces between the toes.  Dip a cotton bud into surgical spirit and simply wipe  the bud between the toes. Repeat daily.

Trim nails using whatever your comfortable with. Whatever that is the instrument must be SHARP. Blunt instruments crush the nail rather than cut it and that can lead to ingrown or painful toenails, follow the natural curve of the end of the nail, NEVER cut or dig into the sides of the nail as this can create also an ingrown toenail.

Make sure you are wearing the right size shoes for you! Poor footwear can be the cause of many foot problems. You should not really have to “break shoes in” or have them stretched. Both these indicate wrong shoe size.

Use corns plasters with caution, and never use them if you are diabetic or have any ciruclatory impairment. They contain acids which can damage healthy skin.

If you experience any lasting pain from your feet SEE an HPC Registered PODIATRIST.

via Basic Rules for Foot Care .