So the summer is with us – holidays, sea, sun and sandals! Of course, with sandals comes the need to show off our feet in the good weather. But, many of us are not so keen to expose them to a public audience. A survey conducted on 50 000 adults showed that around 59% of adults have some problem with their feet. In addition, many people are suffering in silence - reluctant to seek treatment due to embarrassment.
If you are feeling like this then it’s a good time to come and make an appointment for a foot check at the Chiropody Surgery. As chiropodists/podiatrists we see a whole range of different foot problems, many of which can be easily treated.
The common foot problems that we see include discoloured nails, hard or cracked skin around the heels, ingrowing toenails, toe problems and verrucae. So, if you are feeling embarrassed don’t be and come and see us.
Top tips for the summer
If you go swimming, or for a paddle, remember to dry your feet thoroughly especially between the toes. The fungus that causes athletes foot is common in and around bathing areas and can be easily caught. Drying your feet thoroughly after swimming can reduce the chances of acquiring the infection.