Washing your feet when you can’t reach them
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 reserved for elderly people though. People with back or hip issues, people who are pregnant or generally all overweight – may need a helping hand!
This post has some clever ideas for washing your feet when you cant reach them.
Regularly washing your feet is important for good hygiene but did you know it also helps increase circulation? This is especially important to anyone who has diabetes. Monitoring the condition of their feet and checking for any early signs of weakness or damage is essential. Many people choose to go to a podiatrist or chiropodist to keep their feet in good condition.
There are lots of alternatives. The grey foot scrubber is comprised of soft bristles. You place it in the shower or bath with soap or shower gel and rub your feet over it to wash them. This is a cheaper alternative and ideal if you have a shower seat or stool. This also helps relieve fatigue and stimulates improved circulation. This clever little mat can also be attached to a shower wall and used to wash your back. The foot scrubber has 128 suction cups ensuring good adhesion to the shower tray. The beauty with this is the portability, easy to take with you if you go away. At £10.99 it is also very competitively priced.
Time to dry!
It is all good and well-finding solutions to washing your feet but what about drying them? It is important to dry between your toes to reduce the likelihood of fungal infections such as Athletes Foot.
The toe towel is a good solution and comes with 2 spare covers so you can always have a clean one whilst others are in the wash. This was designed by a Podiatrist with 30 year’s experience caring for peoples feet. Now you can wash and dry your feet safely maintaining hygiene independently.
If you do choose to purchase via the links I have provided I earn 5% of what you spend on Amazon. This costs you no more. I have done the research to save you time and the pennies I earn helps to keep CaronCares hosted on the WorldWideWeb. Thank you.