For some reason, lots of people tend to neglect their feet during the winter. While they aren’t always on public display as much as summer time, it is important to look after them, as foot problems can quickly lead to discomfort, affect the way you walk and can cause knee, hip and back pain. Here at Gentle Grip, we want to change that with our top tips to look after your feet this winter.

Wash them!

Okay, this one is admittedly a bit strange, but many people just do not give their feet the R&R they truly need. The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society suggest to soak your feet in warm, soapy water for 10 minutes, before removing any callouses or hard skin with a pumice stone, leaving a smooth finish.

Massage them

Give your feet the ultimate treatment with a massage, especially effective if you’re on your feet a lot as part of your day job. Use your thumbs to knead the soles of your feet, loosening the tight muscles in the process. Then stretch the toes, one by one, gently pulling your toes back and forth to stretch them out and ease any remaining tightness.

Change your socks often and keep your feet dry

With the unpredictable nature of the British weather during winter, it can go from nothing to torrential downpours in mere minutes. Everyone’s been caught in a storm before, but ensuring you change your socks and dry your feet as soon as possible on these occasions is important, it’ll lead to happy, drier feet!