Tips on Good Foot Care
1. Take care of your diabetes.
2. Check your feet every day.
- Look at your bare feet every day for cuts, blisters, red spots, and swelling.
- Use a mirror to check the bottoms of your feet or ask a family member for help if you have trouble seeing.
3. Wash your feet every day.
- Wash your feet in warm, not hot, water every day.
- Dry your feet well. Be sure to dry between the toes
4. Keep the skin soft and smooth.
- Rub a thin coat of skin lotion over the tops and bottoms of your feet, but not between your toes.
5. Smooth corns and calluses gently.
- Use a pumice stone to smooth corns and calluses.
6. Trim your toenails each week or when needed.
- Trim your toenails straight across and file the edges with an emery board or nail file.
7. Wear shoes and socks at all times.
- Never walk barefoot.
- Wear comfortable shoes that fit well and protect your feet.
- Feel inside your shoes before putting them on each time to make sure the lining is smooth and there are no objects inside.
8. Protect your feet from hot and cold.
- Wear shoes at the beach or on hot pavement.
- Wear socks at night if your feet get cold.
9. Keep the blood flowing to your feet.
- Put your feet up when sitting.
- Wiggle your toes and move your ankles up and down for 5 minutes, 2 or 3 times a day.
- Don't cross your legs for long periods of time.
- Don't smoke.
10. Be more active.
- Plan your physical activity program with your doctor.
11. Check with your doctor.
- Have your doctor check your bare feet and find out whether you are likely to have serious foot problems. Remember that you may not feel the pain of an injury.
- Call your doctor right away if a cut, sore, blister, or bruise on your foot does not begin to heal after one day.
- Follow your doctor's advice about foot care.
12. Get started now.
- Begin taking good care of your feet today.
- Set a time every day to check your feet.
Welcome to the Blog of Gordon P. Rheaume, DPM
Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a podiatrist in the Pueblo, CO area, we’re excited you are here. With the podiatric industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.
As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote good foot health as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including podiatry news, advancements in podiatric treatments, practical foot and ankle health advice and updates from our practice.
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As always, feel free to contact Gordon P. Rheaume, DPM with any questions or concerns.
-- The Podiatry Team at Gordon P. Rheaume, DPM
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