Yvette Mann has some great advice to support your foot health in the months ahead ……

Which are the best sandals to help support the feet?

This is a very frequently asked question, as for most of us flip flops are difficult to walk in for any length of time because they are so flat and offer no support.

Here are some suggestions for suitable alternatives that do support the feet and are comfortable for walking.  They come in a wide variety of colours and styles so you should find something to go with your summer wardrobe!

Any firm canvas shoes but the word firm is imperative: most of the ballet-type shoes and canvas shoes on the market are indeed very pretty but for any amount of walking can lead to aching feet and legs as they are just too soft and will not support the feet comfortably.

Fit flops and Birkenstocks now seem to be household names and sold in many high street retailers.  Although these are not necessarily going to be supportive enough for all, they are definitely an alternative to the very flat, flimsy flip flops which tend not help with our foot, lower limb and indeed upper limb problems that we may be suffering from.

Sensible summer shoes will hopefully be able to compliment any treatment that you may be having at Luck’s Yard without undoing all the good work once we step out of the clinic.

Don’t forget to visit and support our local businesses in Godalming including Robert Carder www.robertcardershoes.com who stock a very good range of shoes all year round as well as Little Angels www.littleangelshoes.co.uk who mainly specialise in children’s shoes.  Their biomechanics range are very suitable for those children with orthotics as the styles are very deep.

If in Guildford, it is still worth visiting both the Hotter www.hotter.com and Ecco stores www.eccoshoesuk.com which are currently storing a full range of supportive footwear while  also forever striving to improve the fashion of their products.

Do I have fungal toenails?

Yvette has a new diagnostic tool for fungal toenails.  This is a common problem and is unsightly for those who want to wear open-toed shoes and sandals this summer.

The testing is a 97% accurate way of testing for fungal nail infections in just 5 minutes and costs only £48.

For the convenience of patients, a fungal infection can now be confirmed at the same time as routine foot care so the most appropriate treatment can be given for the best results.

So having invested in your new sandals, make sure your toes are in tiptop condition!

Please contact Reception to book an appointment with Yvette on 01483 527945

Click here for Yvette’s website: www.yvettemannpodiatry.co.uk