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Proper Foot Care for Seniors in Nova Scotia

Posted Nov 11, 2015

Nordic Pole Walking Group 1Our feet are very important for our mobility, and as seniors in Nova Scotia age, it becomes increasingly more important that we give them the proper foot care.

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, as many as 75% of us will develop  serious foot problems as we become older which puts our independence and well being at risk.  Basic foot care can help maintain the health of our feet and  help seniors in Nova Scotia take care of theirs. This includes:

  • Checking your feet every day
  • Washing your feet every day
  • Keeping your feet soft and smooth
  • Wipe off excess cream and don’t apply between your toes
  • Wear comfortable shoes and socks
  • Be active every day
  • Take care of your toe nails

Other tips include having your both of your feet measured every time you buy a new pair of shoes and buying a pair that is a ½ inch longer than your longest foot.  Also, try to void buying shoes that are too small by trying them on late in the day as feet tend to swell as the day goes on and be sure to check your shoes for proper material and design.