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Management foot problems

 

 

                                                                                      

  

              Daily Foot inspection                                                 Do not use Tobacco                    Daily wash feet in lukewarm water

 

   

                                                                                                              

     

            Inspect feet after bath                                             proper nail cutting                             wear socks with soft elastic top

  (use lubricant/powder for dry/moist skin)

 

          

                                                                                                                                              

         Select proper Foot wear                          Daily  inspection of shoes before wearing                  Never walk bare foot              

 

                                                                           

                      

 

                                   Regular foot inspection at each visit to clinic by doctor

 

 All patients must be educated about the "Do's and Don'ts of foot care.

"DO'S AND DON'TS OF FOOT CARE

"DO'S OF FOOT CARE

DO inspect the foot daily; search for any breaks in the skin, scalds and burn marks, any puncture of injuries, and darkening of the skin calluses, corns and any redness which may be a sign of infection.

DO wash feet daily in lukewarm water; avoid extremes of temperatures and always check the temperature of the water before using it; pat the feet dry using a soft towel.

DO inspect the skin after a bath if the skin has a tendency to dryness, use a lubricant; if the skin is prone to moistness; apply powder, especially between the toes.

DO have feet professional measured when buying footwear, always keep an extra pair for gradually "breaking" in changes shoes often.

DO inspect the shoes daily before wearing them, both inside and out side.

DO have your feet checked at every clinic visit.

 

DON'TS OF FOOT CARE

DO NOT use tobacco in any form.

DO NOT cut nails very close to the edge; leave no sharp edges.

DO NOT try to be your own doctor; treat corns and calluses with professional help, do not apply any medications to your feet except under medical guidance.

DO NOT wear socks with a tight elastic top; soft cotton socks are the best.

DO NOT walk barefoot, even at home.

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Patients who are at a greater risk for the development of foot problems must have a more rigorous and education schedule.

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Such patients may be asked to start taking a broad spectrum antibiotic at the first sign of any foot problem, especially if medical help is not easily accessible.

 

Foot problems

 

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