You 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!
Take 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.
Footcare 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 weekly surgeries at the Bradbury Centre with independent footcare specialists.
An appointment with any of our independent footcare specialists costs £15 and will last for approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
To book an appointment or for more information please ring us on 023 9286 2121 or email email@example.com.