Tuesday, 07 March 2023 00:00

Filing the Toenails for Summer

The feet tend to be ignored during the winter months, and foot care often ceases. As the summer months approach, many people pay attention to skin and nail conditions on their feet. Pedicures become popular again, as the feet are soaked, scrubbed, and polished, often giving the feet a groomed appearance. People who choose to care for their toenails at home may achieve a similar result when the nails are filed straight across. It is important to make sure filing is performed on dry skin, in addition to ensuring all nail instruments are clean and hygienic. Applying a good moisturizer generally helps the skin to feel smooth, in addition to preventing unsightly conditions, such as cracked heels, from developing. When a foot care regime is routinely performed, the benefits can include having healthier and prettier feet. If you would like more information about successful foot care tips, it is suggested that you speak with a chiropodist who can provide you with the knowledge you are seeking.

Summer is the season for many foot and ankle issues. If you’re suffering from a foot or ankle problem, please consult with one of the chiropodists from The Footcare Centre. Our chiropodists can help you maintain the health of your lower limbs and your mobility. 

Common Summer Foot Problems 

  • Athlete’s foot

  • Toenail fungus

  • Plantar warts

  • Foot and ankle injuries

  • Bunions

  • Hammertoes

  • Heel pain

  • Cracked heels 

  • Sunburns

  • Blisters


  • Wear supportive shoes and avoid flip-flops

  • Maintain good foot hygiene

  • Exfoliate and moisturize the heels

  • Apply sunscreen to the feet and ankles

  • Wear shoes in public areas like swimming pools, locker rooms, and showers 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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