Are you a diabetic? Do you have neuropathy? If so you are at risk for developing foot ulcers. Although a foot wound may seemingly be small, it may lead to a serious condition.
Here are some tips to help you maintain good foot health
- Daily inspect your feet for blisters, cuts, scratches, scrapes, calluses /corns
- If you have a sore, cut or open area on your foot that is not looking better in two days, notify your doctor
- Have your primary Doctor inspect your feet at every visit.
- Never go barefoot (not even inside)
- Wear socks
- Your shoes should fit comfortable and properly
- Examine your shoes for signs of wearing
- SKIN CARE:
- Wash and dry your feet daily, cleansing and drying between toes well
- Apply lotion to your feet daily
- TOENAIL CARE:
- Do not operate on your own feet
- See a Podiatrist (foot specialist) if you have calluses, corns, ingrown toenails, poor vision, neuropathy or extremely thick toenails.
- Do not use wart/corn removers
- PROMOTING CIRCULATION
- Daily walking
- Foot Massage
Keep your feet healthy