With the temperature dropping, it is now more important than ever to make sure that you are properly caring for and paying attention to you diabetic feet. Here re some tips to ensure that you are doing all you can to keep those happy feet.
- Keep your Feet Dry
- If your socks are wet, it can allow for bacteria to grow which can led to infection. If you happen to get your feet wet by stepping into a puddle or snow sludge, etc, make sure to change your socks and shoes as soon as possible
- Moisturize your Feet
- Daily moisturizing can protect you from, itching, skin cracking and overall discomfort.
- Avoid Direct Heat to your Feet
- Numbness caused by nerve damage can lead to you not being able to know when your feet feel too warm and may led to second/third degree burns. We commend keeping your feet away from heating aids (open fires, excessive car heat. heating pads, hot water etc.) The best way to keep your feet war is with the proper shoes and moisture-wicking shoes.
- Get the Right Shoes
- By wearing shoes that have wide toes, supportive soles, and are well fitted, you lessen your likelihood or mistreating your feet.
- Keep Up with Your Appointments with Our Office
Call us today to schedule your appointment and meet with out doctors to ask any feet related questions. 301-441-2655
Information received from American College for Foot and Ankle Surgeons