Jamie Tilley, based in West Wales, Camarthen offers a multidisciplinary clinic including osteopathy, sports therapy and podiatry. Starting his career in Australia, after qualifying in the UK, he spent several years building his experience and is now back at his clinic in Wales. He was first introduced to NuroKor and Bioelectrics early in 2020 when treating his own elbow and now regularly offers treatment to his clients using electronic therapy devices. Here he offers his top tips for keeping your feet healthy:
Ten Tips for Keeping your feet healthy and preventing foot problems
- If your feet hurt, or your symptoms are not improving naturally you should visit a podiatrist - they will assess your condition and advise you on the best treatment.
- Wash your feet every day using warm, soapy water and take care to dry your feet well, especially between your toes - this will help to prevent fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot.
- Keep your feet moisturised. If the skin on your feet is dry, put moisturiser on your feet before you go to bed, avoiding between the toes (this can lead to fungal infections). We use urea-based moisturiser for cracked heels & hard skin & corns.
Wearing the right footwear is so important so make sure your shoes are the right size for your feet. Buy footwear in the afternoon when your feet are at their largest. Get your feet measured if you are unsure of your size. While at home for longer periods of time, try to avoid unsupportive footwear such as slippers.
- Check your feet regularly. Giving your feet the once over every week will help you to spot any possible problems quickly.
- Wear well-fitting socks and change them every day to avoid sweaty feet.
- Trim your toenails if you can reach and see using proper nail clippers - and cut them to the shape of the toe and next toe , not too short and not down at the corners, as this can lead to ingrowing toenails. If you can’t cut your nails appropriately try filing them once or twice a week & find a Podiatrist to assist with maintenance.
Rotate your shoes. Try not to wear the same shoes two days in a row, to reduce your chances of developing a fungal infection.
- We also prescribe foot exercises to a lot of our patients to help a strength & conditioning of the small foot muscles and the main larger muscles in the lower limb alongside some simple balance exercises.
- Nobody wants to be old for long so mobility is key for independence and a healthy lifestyle
From our Jamie Tilley podcast, Jamie also adds the following extra tips about using NuroKor:
- If you have pain, it is never just about the feet, it may be the shoulder or the neck, then NuroKor is a great product for us to recommend when looking at someone’s feet, whether it's for sport rehabilitation or fitness recovery or pain relief.
- If you have arthritic feet, that tendency could also be in the hands, fingers and wrists and therefore the NuroKor KorGlov would be worth using with the mitouch in order to reduce pain.
- I had a patient, a teacher with chronic plantar fasciaopathy, who's been using the mibody on a daily basis. NuroKor shoes can be used to alleviate pain via a number of electrode points that run along the sole of the foot or the device’s pads can actually be placed on the arch of the foot.
- If you don’t want anyone to see your feet, you can use NuroKor in the comfort of your own home, or under the desk at work.
- Take part in a free ‘pain clinic’ to experience different ways to alleviate foot pain. Podiatrists will offer a treatment which can include bioelectrical stimulation or clients have the option to purchase a device for their own private use.
- See someone face to face, some podiatrists are seeing guests remotely due to Covid ‘telehealth’, but we prefer to see people’s feet, so we can use the expertise we have for example to cut people’s toenails.
Thanks to Jamie Tilley & The Royal College of Podiatry
Podiatry is a health profession that specialises in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of complications of the foot and lower limb.
A podiatrist can give you advice about foot care, gait analysis and on the best footwear for you and your family. Podiatrists are educated to degree level and are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Listen to our full podcast with Jamie Tilley: Link to episode here
To learn more about how NuroKor can help recovery: https://nurokor.co.uk/pages/recovery
Jamie Tilley of Celtic Podiatry: https://celticpodiatry.co.uk/