The theme for Feet for Life month 2017 is ‘Feet for Life - from birth to beyond’.
Each year the Feet for Life month campaign raises awareness of podiatry and highlights how podiatrists are the experts in keeping feet healthy and pain free.
This year Feet for Life is highlighting the importance of caring for your feet, and the key foot health issues to be aware of at all life stages, with a focus on three main areas:
- Babies and children. This covers the importance of well-fitting and appropriate socks and shoes to ensure that growing little feet are kept healthy and gives advice on how to choose appropriate footwear for young children. It also provides information about key foot health issues affecting children and teenagers, such as athlete’s foot and sweaty feet.
- 18-40 age group. This focuses on everyday footwear, including how to find the perfect heel height, choosing summer shoes and tips to find the right sports shoe. It also includes information on common foot ailments such as bunions and fungal infections.
- Over 55 age group. This looks at foot problems that are more common as people age, including those linked with other debilitating conditions such as diabetes and arthritis and general circulatory problems. It also gives advice on general foot care, and choosing appropriate footwear.
Foot pain is not normal. See a podiatrist if you suffer from foot pain or if you have any problems with your feet – they are the experts in foot health.
To find an HCPC registered podiatrist in your area please go to www.feetforlife.org
*All podiatrists and chiropodists must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in order to practice.
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