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FootcareYou only get one pair of feet so it's important to take good care of them.

Looking after your feet is one of the most important aspects of personal health care, whatever your age.

During your lifetime your feet could walk the equivalent of four times around the world!

FootcareTake good care of your feet

To make sure that your feet stay fit you need to look after them, keeping them clean, warm and well supported. Nevertheless, many of us will develop some foot problems as we age, simply as a result of daily wear and tear.

Anyone who has experienced foot pain knows only too well how debilitating it can be. Over time it can become a significant health issue because, if we can't walk comfortably, we're less likely to get out and about and take part in the social activities or daily exercise that is vital for our health and wellbeing.

Get your feet checked regularly

As we get older, an annual foot health check is as important as a sight or hearing test. Conditions like diabetes or circulatory problems can all be picked up by looking at the feet, and common problems like corns, cracked skin and ingrown toenails can be successfully treated.

FootcareFootcare appointments at the Bradbury Centre

Never ignore minor foot troubles. They may not seem to matter very much at the time but they can get worse unless you seek proper attention and treatment. Fortunately most common problems can be treated successfully by a chiropodist or podiatrist - there is no difference between the two but most practitioners nowadays prefer to call themselves podiatrists.

Age UK Portsmouth holds regular footcare surgeries at the Bradbury Centre each week with independent footcare specialist Camilla Edwards and independent beautician and pedicurist Jodie Martin.

Monday 8.45am - 3.45pm with Camilla podiatry appointments
Wednesday 10.00am - 4.00pm with Jodie toenail clipping and filing
Thursday 10.00am - 4.00pm with Jodie toenail clipping and filing
Friday 8.45am - 3.45pm with Camilla podiatry appointments

Podiatry appointments with Camilla cost £15 and last for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Toenail clipping appointments with Jodie cost £8 and last for approximately 15 minutes.

To book an appointment or for more information please ring us on 023 9286 2121 or email reception@ageukportsmouth.org.uk.