Winter can be a tough time for your feet and, being so far away, they are often forgotten.

Read on for 7 ways to be kind to your feet and find that walking on air feeling again.

1 – Treat your feet to a relaxing, moisturising massage. Creams with over 10% urea help hydrate the skin to avoid cracks and flakiness. Apply regularly and your feet will look and feel amazing.  Eureka, available from The Foot Room has fresh scent and is absorbed rapidly.

2 – Attend to your fungal toenails now to improve their appearance before its sandal time. Loceryl and Scholl nail laquers are easy to apply and are less harmful to the body than tablets.

3 – Make friends with your Podiatrist. Regular chiropody treatment is a pleasant experience. Nails are trimmed, corns and callus gently removed and feet massages with moisturising cream to leave you walking on air!

4 – Change your nail varnish! Regular nail varnish contains formaldehyde, parabens and toluene which damage and dry the nails causing flakiness and staining. Dr.s Remedy nail varnish is formulated by a podiatrist with the nail’s health in mind. It contains Tea Tree oil and wheat protein to nourish the nail and it allows the nail to breath. Now available to purchase at The Foot Room.

5 – Go out for a walk. Regular exercise is good for the mind and body alike. A gentle stroll encourages the heart rate to rise and the blood vessels to open up improving the circulation to the feet.

6 – Check out your foot posture. Are you rolling your feet inward or outward? Stand in front of a mirror and look which way your feet fall when relaxed. Low or high arches can be a cause of foot pain. Arch supports can make a big difference. Call The Foot Room on 01772 378812 for a Biomechanical Assessment.

7 – Wear shoes appropriate to your activity. You wouldn’t wear flip-flops to run in would you? The right shoes for the job improve comfort and prevent accidents. Wear flat, solid soled shoes for any distance walking, and that included mammoth shopping trips. Keep the high heels for special occasions only and very flat ballet pumps are best kept only for ballet too!

And your feet will love you for it!

Jen

The Foot Room Longridge and Broughton offer outstanding Chiropody and Podiatry for the areas of Fulwood, Preston, Garstang and Whalley. We specialise in treatments for ingrowing toenails, fungal nails, verruca, corns and dry cracked heels. We do gait analysis and biomechanical assessments for sports injuries and orthotics as well as spa pedicures, warm wax treatments and nail painting.

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