Get Summer ready with Active Life
Summer may seem a way off with all this recent rain, but it can take longer than you may think to get your feet Summer ready.
Did you know the verruca virus can gain entry into the soles of your feet through sweat ducts. It can take anything from 2 weeks to 3 months for the verruca to visibly appear.
And fungal nails usually start because any untreated fungus on the skin (Athletes foot) can gain entry to the nails through damage to the nail bed. Early treatment is essential to prevent nail fungus which is unsightly and difficult to treat.
As sandal season approaches, it’s important to take care of your feet at home and in the clinic.
At home, soak your feet regularly in warm water for 10 – 20 minutes and giving them a little massage whilst you moisturise after will help with circulation and hydration. Keeping your toenails cut straight and not too short will help prevent ingrown toenails.
If you’re worried about a foot condition, talk to one of our specialists today and we can get you tip top for Summer.
1. Your shoes matter
Wearing flip flops, flat shoes and sandals can cause problems including plantar fasciitis due to providing no arch support. Customised flip flops offer control and support, similar (although not as effective) as an orthosis. Book in for your customised consultation today
2. Get your skin and nails properly checked
Holiday swimming pools can be full of nasty bacteria and infection. Prevention is better than cure and a routine appointment will put your mind at rest as well as treat any infection early
3. Hydrate your feet
Apply a specialist cream regularly to treat or prevent cracked heels. For mild cases of dry skin, you can exfoliate at home, followed by a moisturising foot cream. We recommend CCS foot care and keep the clinic stocked up. You can purchase through our Parsons Green HQ
4. Sweaty feet can lead to infections
The soles of our feet contain more sweat glands than any other part of our body. Sweaty feet are more prone to fungal infections which can not only be unsightly, but can be painful and itchy too. These can be treated in clinic, or with our range of products available to purchase directly over the counter
5. Don’t forget your sunscreen
Every year, we see lots of people with sunburnt feet. This is not only painful and can cause blistering (which makes you more prone to infection) but it can also increase your chances of skin cancer. So don’t forget your feet when you’re applying sun cream. The higher the SPF, the better!
It’s always a good idea to get your feet checked properly. Active Life Podiatry offers a range of podiatry and chiropody treatments to keep you in top condition all year round.
We hope you found this blog useful, but as always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to give the team a call on 020 7381 6682 or complete our booking form to request a callback.
Need a helping hand getting your feet Summer ready? View our services or head over to the booking page to book your appointment today.
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- To an active recovery following injury
- To active, healthy feet for your family
- To a personal best
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