Common Foot Conditions We Can Help With

  
  • Inspect your feet daily for blisters, bleeding and lesions between the toes. Use a mirror to examine the bottom of your feet as well.
  • Wear high and wide toe box shoes.
  • Wear footwear that fits well and protects your feet.
  • Wear conforming removable insoles in your footwear.
  • Wear diabetic non-binding socks and stockings to keep moisture away.
  • Use only creams that are made for diabetic feet.
  • Use bed cradles to reduce the weight of heavy bedding on your diabetic foot.
  • Wash your feet daily with warm, soapy water and dry them thoroughly, especially between the toes.
  • Let your doctor trim your toenails.
  • Don’t excessively soak your diabetic feet.
  • Don’t use hot water bottles or heating pads on your feet.
  • Don’t use acids or chemical corn removers on diabetic feet.
  • Don’t perform “bathroom surgery” on corns, calluses or ingrown toenails.
  • Don’t smoke.

 

If you notice a problem with your feet, contact your doctor immediately.