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Basic Foot Care Guide

Sometimes we forget about our feet.

Here are some helpful tips to use at home to keep your feet healthy:

1. Wash your feet everyday

2. Dry your feet well - pay particular attention to between the toes - trap moisture can lead to skin breakdown and infection.

3. Moisturize your feet daily - do not apply creams in between your toes.

4. Look after your toenails - cut your nails straight across and gently file any rough edges. If your nails have thickened see Dr. Basso.

5. Wear correct footwear - enclosed shoes are best with adjustable fastening devices such as laces, Velcro, or buckles. Enclosed shoes help prevent dry, cracked heels and protect your feet from injury.

6. Wear well-fitting shoes - be sure they don't cause blisters or rubbing and have a small heel height of less than 1 inch.

7. Wear well-fitting seamless socks or stockings

Picture of injured feet

10 Warning Signs for Your Feet

The following can be symptoms of poor blood supply to youfeet:

  • Numb or cold feet

  • Aches and pains in feet or legs after walking

  • Slow healing

  • Changes in skin color

The following can be signs of nerve damage:

  • Numbness

  • Burning Sensation

  • Pins and needles

  • Sharp pains or cramps in feet and legs

  • Being unable to feel sores, cuts or blisters. This can lead to infections, ulcers, gangrene, and amputation

  • Dry Skin

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