The best time to buy a shoe is at the end of the day when your feet have swelled a little. It’s important to measure your foot’s length and
forefoot width. You will probably discovery that one foot is larger than the other, this is normal. Always fit the shoe correctly to the larger foot. The general rule when fitting a shoe is to make sure there is a thumbs width between your toes and the end of the shoe.

It’s best to always cut your nails straight and leave them a little long. The length of the nail must be in line with the pulp/flesh of the toe.
Do not attempt to cut down the sides as this can cause an ingrowing toe nail

Fungus loves hot moist environments like shoes, bathrooms, swimming pools and nail salons. It’s important to wear slipslops when in public bathrooms or swimming pools and wash shoes regularly. If you have regular pedicures make sure your beauty therapist uses a new nail file/buffer and sterilized instruments. If you suspect a foot fungal infection, see your podiatrist. Common signs and symptoms are itchy feet, peeling skin and a foul odour.

Having flat feet isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Flat feet are only a problem when associated or related to a pain syndrome. If your child
complains about foot or knee pain while doing activity its best to have a podiatrist investigate it. If there is no associated pain with the child’s flat feet then it is likely that they can grow out of it depending on the child’s age. If you are unsure, see your podiatrist.

If you are diabetic, foot care and maintenance is very important. Most of the complications of diabetes present in the foot. These complications include decreased blood supply, loss of sensation and dry skin. It’s important that you have an annual foot screening done by your podiatrist to check the blood supply to your feet, your nerve sensation and prescribe a suitable cream to moisturise you feet. and appropriate protective footwear.