Winter Footcare | The Podiatrist and your feetnz

FOOTFACTS
Well, the winter is certainly upon us, and time for some foot care tips.
Winter Footcare Tips:

Winter weather can decorate the ground with beautiful snowy landscapes and can provide a host of enjoyable outdoor activities. It can be invigorating to be outside provided you take certain precautions to protect your feet. During cold and damp weather conditions it is important to keep your feet warm and dry. It can be critical for the elderly and people with circulation problems such as Raynaud’s syndrome and especially important for diabetics. During cold weather the body moves the blood away from the outer limbs such as the fingers and toes in order to maintain a constant body temperature. That is why your fingers and toes feel colder and subsequently numb with prolonged exposure to cold weather.

Follow these important tips for safe outdoor fun:
• Wear thicker non-constricting socks.
• Wear comfortable fitting (never too tight) waterproof boots.
• Should your feet be exposed to cold and dampness for any prolonged period Do NOT put them in HOT water, near a flame (such as a fireplace) or use a heating pad.
• Instead soak them in Warm water at a constant temperature gradually allowing the feet regain their normal temperature.
• Be careful to not let the water get hot.
• Dry them thoroughly and repeat the process if necessary.
• Drink plenty of fluids.
Feet still perspire even in cold weather and can lead to fungal infections. It is important to clean and dry the feet thoroughly each day and change socks daily too.

Caron
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About Your feet and podiatry with Caron Orelowitz | Registered Podiatrist - Auckland

Caron Orelowitz was born in Johannesburg and emigrated to New Zealand in 1997. She studied Podiatry at The Witwatersrand Technikon and was in private practice in South Africa for a few years, before setting off to ‘the other side of the world’. Auckland Podiatry. Since 1998 she has been helping people of all ages who have problems with their feet, from the elderly, to sports people, and those who just want some TLC for the feet. At present she has 5 practices (with a satellite Diabetes Practice out West Auckland), owns a children’s shoe shop (Scooters in Remuera), and tries to fit in some exercise when time permits. Caron is an active member of Podiatry New Zealand (NZ), and holds the position of Treasurer for the Auckland Branch, as well as representing the Northern Region on the Executive Council. She is registered under HPCAA (Health Practitioner Competency Assurance Act), and is often seen attending (and organizing) Seminars and workshops. Caron has a special interest in Paediatrics and can often be seen on the floor showing children some exercises. ACC registered Discounts for Super Gold Card Holders, members of Grey Power and Green Prescription participants. www.thepodiatrist.co.nz www.yourfeet.co.nz

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