It is important to take care of your feet because problems like long toe nails, loss of feeling and poor footwear can cause discomfort and make you unsteady.

Trimming your toenails using a long handled file after bathing, when they are softer, can make them easier to manage independently. 

If you struggle or you have foot problems that you cannot manage yourself, a podiatrist or chiropodist can help. This is especially important if you have diabetes.

Try to wear footwear that protects and supports your feet with non-slip soles that are not too thick. Avoid high heels or backless footwear as they are more likely to cause you to trip.

For further information:

Feet Focus Community Footcare service for low-cost foot care  

NHS Find a podiatrist