First the Do’s

  • Do wash your feet daily with warm (not hot) water and soap
  • Do dry feet thoroughly, especially between toes with a blotting action
  • Do apply a skin cream after drying feet, avoid between toes
  • Do keep feet warm and dry
  • Do wear comfortable well fitting shoes
  • Do inspect inside of shoes for foreign objects and torn linings
  • Do wear loose fitting socks to bed if feet are cold
  • Do avoid wet feet, wet shoes, or wet socks, especially during winter months
  • Do avoid extremes of temperature, hot or cold
  • Do keep all appointments that your physician or podiatrist schedule for you

Now the Don’ts

  • Don’t walk barefoot, even indoors
  • Don’t smoke. Smoking reduces circulation
  • Don’t cut corns, calluses, or nails yourself
  • Don’t use caustic chemical agents for the removal of corns and calluses
  • Don’t wear any garters that encircle the leg
  • Don’t pull or tear any dead skin from toes, corns, feet
  • Don’t sit with knees crossed