By Kate Clayton-Jones MSN RN PhD(c) CFCN CFCS As the weather begins to cool down, to keep feet warm and comfortable winter behaviors start happening including snuggling into slippers or warmer, thicker socks. From a foot care nurse perspective, this is also a time when we see an increase in painful corns and calluses. These … More Keeping feet happy this winter (As seen in Greenfield recorder 12/16/17
By Kate Clayton-Jones MSN RN PhD(c) CFCN CFCS When to use Epsom salts – Epsom salts are useful when trying to draw toxins or infection out. Often an Epsom salt soak is suggested for softening the skin around an ingrown toenail. It has its purpose and is very good at it. However, it should not … More When to Epsom
By Kate Clayton-Jones MSN PhD(c) RN CFCN CFCS Here is my appeal to you all. Please don’t use Vaseline or petroleum-based creams or salves on feet, especially on the feet of diabetics or the elderly. Why… you ask? What’s wrong with using it? Vaseline is a petroleum-based product and petroleum-based products are occlusives. This means … More Please, no petroleum
By Kate Clayton-Jones MSN PhD(c) RN CFCN CFCS Summer time is a time of joy, for both you and microbes. During the winter months, many of us keep our feet warm and dry by using good clean socks and leather shoes. In the summer though, we switch to flip-flops and shoes that have rubber soles. … More Little round circles and flaking skin
By Kate Clayton-Jones MSN PhD(c) RN CFCN CFCS Are your feet cracked because you flap? When the heel of your shoes flap when you walk, it creates friction. The friction dries out the skin on the heel and causes cracking. To prevent this, your heel should always sit snuggly in the shoe, even when you … More Does flap cause your feet to crack?
By Kate Clayton-Jones MSN PhD(c) RN CFCN CFCS At FootCare by Nurses, we take care of a lot of people who tell us that they have peripheral neuropathy. When asked “what kind?” there is often a long pause. Peripheral neuropathy affects a lot of people. It manifests in a number of different ways. For whatever … More Peripheral Neuropathy
On Wednesday, June 28th 2017, Kristin debuted FootCare by Nurses care at the Easthampton Senior Center, which is located in the old post office building in the center of Easthampton, MA. Kim, the director, and her amazing staff not only have set up a great care room equipped with a beautiful zero gravity chair, they … More New Clinic – Easthampton headed up by Kristin BSN RN CFCS
6/23/17 Walking around the Mutton and Mead festival in Montague today, I saw a lot of different foot wear. Dressed in costumes, many wore moccasins, boots of leather and skins and even shoes with curly jester toes. Spectators wore everything from sandals to high heels. Until the sneaker came along, shoe design had not changed … More Back in time