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If your Feet Hurt, you Hurt All Over

One of the key factors to a happy and healthy old age is mobility.  Being able to move around freely and comfortably is essential to one’s lifestyle, health and sense of well being . Comfortable feet go a long way in encouraging a person’s…

Being an Employee  in the Workplace

As an employee ,you can maintain your foot health by Being aware of the hazards in  your workplace.  If you have concerns about your foot safety, alert  your workplace representative or your employer. Reporting any foot pain or discomfort to your employer or safety…

Frog Sitting Discouraged in the Child

When your child first begins to walk – usually  between the age of 10 and 18 mths – shoes are generally not necessary , unless a problem is detected. Allowing your child to walk barefoot or sometimes to wear socks without shoes can help…

When was the Last Time you Serviced your Feet?

We love our cars and take good care of them.  But often we pay little attention to  our main form of transport – our feet . The average person walks 128,800 kms in a lifetime.  That adds up to a lot of wear and…

Looking After Employees in the Workplace

As an employer you can prevent foot problems at work by Promoting foot health in your workplace Contracting a podiatrist  to give a talk on foot care to employees Encouraging  your staff members to report foot problems , no matter how  minor Looking at…

Fitted Footwear is Essential to Maintaining Foot Health

Regardless of your work place – office, shop ,warehouse , restaurant – comfortable , properly fitted footwear is essential to maintaining  foot health . Appropriate footwear can protect your feet against cold, preventing them from getting wet  or by cushioning them from the impact…

Many Adult Foot Problems have their Origins in Childhood.

Your children’s feet You worry about your children’s teeth and eyes and other parts of their bodies , You teach your children washing, brushing and grooming, but what do you do about their feet which are still developing and have to carry the body…

Most People Buy Shoes Too Small for Themselves

Shoe selection is most important for people of every age.  Primarily, footwear is worn to protect the feet from  injury while daily tasks are carried out . Shoes must fit the feet of the wearer. This is critical to avoid the many problems ill…

People with Diabetes can Lose the Feeling in their Feet which Makes them Vulnerable to Injuries

Diabetes is more likely to develop as people get older.  Some people with diabetes have poor blood circulation and reduced sensation in their feet.  Poor blood circulation means that  any cuts , etc  will not heal as  well and may become more easily infected….

Preventing Foot Complications

What is an ulcer ? Ulcers are woundsor open sores that do not heal  in a week or keep returning What causes Ulcers . *Having  diabetes increases your risk of developing a foot ulcer . *Poor circulation means your foot  and lower leg take…