When to Epsom

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

Please, no petroleum

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

New Clinic – Easthampton headed up by Kristin BSN RN CFCS

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

Back in time

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