What can you do yourself?
- Check your feet daily (if necessary ask for professional help when you notice problems)
- Frequently rub your feet with moisturiser (leave on for 5-10 minutes and then wash your feet)
- Wear proper shoes throughout the day (also inside the house)
- Never walk barefeet
- Leave the grooming of your feet to a (medical) pedicure or podiatrists, especially when there are some abnormalities on the feet
- Foot baths are not recommended
- Call your podiatrist immediately when you discover you have a wound on your foot!
Since feet become more vulnerable it is important to have proper shoes. When ready-made shoes (from a shop) don’t fit anymore, handmade shoes could be necessary. Because of our connections to the best orthopaedic shoemakers our shoes can even be tailored into fashionable shoes.
Tips when buying shoes:
- Always buy new shoes in the late afternoon
- Always check your feet for the correct length and width measure
- No stiches and seams on differing foot form locations, for example, Hallux Valgus (crooked big toe)
- Measure the inside dimensions of the shoe. When you feel less it becomes more difficult to assess if a shoe is too small. This can lead to significant problems
- A shoe which will stretch, change or fit better after a while does not exist! A shoe needs to be comfortable from the moment you put it on. When this is not the case, don’t buy the shoe