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.