Diabetes and Your Feet
The Advanced Footcare Clinic is here to help you keep your feet healthy and feeling great. However, we recognize that from time to time your feet will experience problems that require a visit to our office. But there are steps you can take everyday to keep your feet healthy and prevent injuries that may occur. While we recommend all of our patients to follow these guidelines, we especially recommend that diabetic patients follow these guidelines. For a person with diabetes, a small foot problem can quickly become a big problem. Following these basic guidelines will help you recognize any new problems that may arise. At our office, we have five general tips we recommend to our patients:
1.Choose comfortable shoes. It sounds simple, but comfortable, supportive shoes are one of the primary ways to prevent injury to your feet.
2. Practice good foot hygiene. It's hard to forget to brush your teeth or take a shower, but sometimes its easy to forget how important good foot hygiene is. Good foot hygiene can prevent bacteria and infection from entering your feet.
3. Keep them covered at all times. The best way to prevent foot and ankle injuries from foreign objects is to keep your feet covered. For children, it is especially important to keep feet covered to prevent warts and other infections.
4. Check out those feet. Make it a habit to regularly check your feet to make sure there isn't anything out of the ordinary that you should have checked out.
5. Come in to see us. At the first sign of a problem be sure to call us for an appointment. We are here to help with any problems you may be experiencing with your feet!
Following these tips will help you keep your feet healthy and feeling great! Check out our website and blogs for the most up-to-date information on foot health.