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A Mirror May Be Used for Proper Foot Inspection

Maintaining proper foot care in diabetic patients is important for their overall health. Elevated blood sugar levels can cause many foot conditions to develop that can include neuropathy, and the inability to heal from sores and wounds on the feet. It is crucial for people who have diabetes to check their feet daily as this may help to prevent foot ulcers from developing. A foot infection may lead to discolored skin, blisters, and chronic pain. It is common for diabetic patients to have toenail fungus, calluses, and corns. This can be a result of diabetic neuropathy, which may cause uneven weight distribution while walking. Proper foot care can consist of inspecting the feet daily and this is often done by using a mirror. Washing and drying the feet thoroughly can make the feet feel good in addition to wearing shoes and socks that fit correctly. It is strongly suggested to seek the expertise of a chiropodist for all diabetic patients, and routine visits are beneficial in managing diabetes.

Diabetes can cause serious problems in the lower limbs if proper preventive measures are not taken and diabetic wound care is not performed. If you would like to learn more about caring for diabetic feet, please consult with one of the chiropodists from Complete Family Footcare & Therapy. Our clinicians can help you maintain the health of your lower limbs and your mobility. 

Diabetes can lead to a host of foot and ankle complications, including: 

  • Poor circulation

  • Peripheral neuropathy

  • Diabetic foot wounds and ulcers

  • Infection 

  • Corns and calluses

  • Dry, cracked skin

  • Nail disorders 

  • Hammertoes 

  • Bunions

  • Charcot foot

If you have diabetes, you must be vigilant of any changes in your foot health. This is best done through daily foot inspections. Using a mirror to help you if necessary, look for any: 

  • Cuts, scrapes, sores, or wounds

  • Bruising or discoloration 

  • Swelling

  • Rash

  • Foul odor

  • Nail changes 

  • Hair loss 

  • Warmth and inflammation

  • Deformities 

  • Lower limb pain

  • Strange sensations (numbness, tingling, burning, pins, and needles)

If you detect anything unusual, seek the care of a chiropodist as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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