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Blog – Top Tips

Check out our latest Podiatry and Foot Care tips in the We Fix Feet Blog here:

DIY Foot Care at hom
15/04/2020

DIY Foot care at home

Whilst our foot health clinics are closed during this period of lockdown, we have prepared a few tips to help you keep your feet healthy at home. Good foot care is essential all year round, but especially for those with diabetes or other health conditions. Taking care of your skin, circulation and overall condition of your feet will ensure that you are able to move about free from discomfort. Simple self-care measures include: Always check your feet every day, looking for any new blisters, wounds, or splits between the toes. Contact us if there is anything red, hot or open sores. Clean and dress any cuts, scratches or wounds. Always wear footwear even indoors. Always wear shoes that fit properly, feel how they fit with your hand. Never sit with your feet too close to a fire. Use a moisturising cream everyday, but avoid between your toes.

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National Measure Your Feet Day
13/01/2020

National Measure Your Feet Day

A day dedicated to measuring feet appears to be a strange concept. However, 23rd January is National Measure Your Feet Day. It's an opportunity for everyone to give your feet a little more attention. People rarely think about their feet, but they are a vital part of our everyday lives and require as much care as any other part of our bodies, if not more! National Measure Your Feet Day originates from Iceland. Ancient Icelanders spent most of their free time, either bowling or ‘shelbing’*. Shelbing is high-fiving with your feet! When spring, a time known for extreme rainstorms in Iceland, the natives would run into their huts, and celebrate the rain by measuring their feet and then pairing off. Shelbing was a customary way to celebrate the rainstorms. Soon enough world leaders caught wind of this usual tradition and found a way to commemorate it, and it continues to this day!

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How to treat sunburnt feet
07/08/2019

How to Treat Sunburnt Feet

Sunburnt feet are a real risk, even within the UK! However, one of the downsides of living in the UK is that we are not used to hot sunny days during the summer. But, when we do get them, we jump at the chance of wearing our flip-flops and sandals and forget about our feet getting sunburnt. Unfortunately, no matter what activities you have planned on these sunny days, nothing can ruin the nice weather like painful sunburn, and especially on your feet. When this happens, you need to know how to treat sunburnt feet! After spending the late morning and early afternoon outdoors on a summer's day, you might come inside only to find charred feet! When this is the case, it is time to treat that foot sunburn.

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Top Tennis Foot Care Tips
08/07/2019

Top Tennis Foot Care Tips

Now that Wimbledon is over for, there's always a surge of interest at tennis clubs around this time, so here is our Tennis Foot Care Tips. Whether you're an avid tennis player, professional or new to the sport, these tennis top tips should help your feet out. Health and fitness are so important, so this is great news. But, it is important to take care of your feet if you play.

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Summer Sandal Checklist
17/06/2019

The Summer Sandal Checklist from We Fix Feet

Sandals can be cool, fun and fashionable. But, they're no good for your feet if...

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How to protect your feet this Summer
07/06/2019

How to protect your feet this summer with We Fix Feet

Summer can be an absolute nightmare on your feet. So, here’s how to protect your...

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Could being overweight affect my feet
04/02/2019

Can Weight affect my Feet?

Can weight affect my Feet? The health risks of excess weight and obesity feature frequently...

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Cold toes - Raynaud's
29/01/2019

Cold toes or fingers? Could it be Raynaud’s?

February is Raynaud’s Awareness month Symptoms of Raynaud’s Cold fingers and toes? Colour changes in...

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Choosing the right sports shoe image
07/01/2019

Great Tips for Buying the Right Sports Shoes

Buy footwear designed for the activity you want to do.  Running shoes are very flexible,...

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Winter Feet
04/11/2018

Winter Feet Looked After a Treat!

Brrrr... It's Cold! Autumn/Winter is upon us!   So, anyone who hasn't enjoyed exposing your feet...

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