Feet are a part of our bodies that we often take for granted. We shove them in too-small shoes, killer heels and smelly work boots. We give them blisters, dry skin and callouses and through it all expect them to take us from A to B without complaint. October is National Foot Health Month which is hosted every year by the Australasian Podiatry Council. This year’s theme is “your feet are for life” and aims to raise awareness of the importance of foot health at every age.
During this special month, why not treat your feet at Cowra Podiatry? Kate and her team can give your feet the attention they seek. “It’s satisfying to reduce people’s foot pain in any way possible.” Kate says. She also advises on the importance of wearing the correct shoes as they play a huge role in foot health. Here’s our Good Shoe Guide for some handy tips:
Go for shoes with low, thick heels and a wide base. Narrow or stiletto heels provide hardly any support and can lead to a nasty injury on a night out
Make sure your shoes fit! Walk around in them, do a little twirl in them and be sure to try both on as hardly anyone has feet that are exactly the same size.
Plan your shoe day. Sat in the office from 9-5? Bang on some heels. Walking around all day in a field? Workboots are probably a good plan. It’s also wise to try and alternate shoes, wear heels on day, flats the next and chuck in a wedge here and there. Feet believe variety is the spice of life.
For more handy tips on keeping your feet happy go and see Kate at Cowra Podiatry in Kendal Street Medical Centre.
By Rhi Quinn