Did last years big freeze leave your feet icy & cold? If so you won’t be too happy to hear that we are expecting another cold snap this winter.
However you can take some simple steps to help avoid getting cold feet and some of the more serious problems that can arise when feet are exposed to sub zero temperatures.
When the temperature falls it is important to keep feet warm by wearing warm socks and warm boots or shoes which have a good sole which also helps you to avoid slipping.
People with Diabetes, poor circulation or damaged nerve supply are more likely to experience problems with their feet during the winter months, so inspect your feet regularly. Pay special attention to changes in colour and temperature of your feet. Look for thick or discoloured nails (a sign of developing fungus) and check for cracks or cuts in the skin. Peeling or scaling is not considered normal.