Washing Your Feet When You Can’t Reach
Getting older often means having reduced mobility and flexibility which makes washing your feet when you can’t reach them difficult. This is not only something experienced by elderly people though. There are many reasons people struggle to wash their feet including people with;
- Osteoarthritis in the hip or spine,
- Pregnant women,
- People who are overweight,
- People with balance issues
- Post op patients
Why clean feet are important
Not only do clean feet smell nicer, but good foot care is important as it helps increase circulation. This is especially important to anyone who is diabetic. Regular monitoring of the condition of their feet and checking for signs of skin damage is necessary. Many diabetic people visit a podiatrist or chiropodist to keep their feet in good condition. This used to be readily available on the NHS via a GP referal.
Clever solutions to washing your feet when you can’t reach them.
Soft bristle foot cleaners
These soft bristle mats are a great idea. Available in various colours and sizes, simply place it securely in your shower cubicle or bath. Then use liquid soap and move your feet around. This creates enough lather to clean your feet and gets between your toes.
How to dry your feet.
It is all good and well-finding solutions to washing your feet but what about drying them? We know it’s important to dry in between our toes to prevent fungal infections like athlete’s foot.
The Toe Towel was designed by a Podiatrist with over 30 years of experience caring for people’s feet. It has a spare cover so you still have one when the other is being washed. It has a long handle making it easy to dry in between your toes.
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