Taking care of your feet is an essential part of every-day life. If you live with diabetes it needs to become an even more prominent part of your routine. Inspect your feet daily and seek assistance should you get a foot injury.
Daily Tips for Care of your Feet:
Be active. Discuss your physical activity with your health team.
Ask your doctor about special shoes.
Wash your feet every day, dry carefully between toes. Set a time everyday to check your feet for any red spots, cuts, swelling, and blisters.
Keep your skin soft. Use lotion in moderation, over the tops and bottoms of your feet, but not between toes.
Wear shoes and socks at all times. Wear comfort-able shoes that fit and protect your feet.
Protect your feet from hot and cold. Wear shoes on hot pavement and cold floors.
Keep blood flowing to your feet. Put your feet up when sitting down. Wiggle your toes and move your ankles up and down for 4-5 minutes, 2-3 times a day.
No smoking. It reduces blood flow to the feet.
Begin taking care of your feet today!
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Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia
Herbert E. Kosmahl, DPM
Anna McLemore, DPM
795 Red Bud Road
Calhoun, GA 30701