Saturday, February 18, 2012

Keep Your Eyes on Your Feet this Winter

      Keep Your Eyes on Your Feet this Winter
If you’re diabetic, naturally, you must always take good care of your feet; but, in the winter, they need special attention.  Inspect them daily, for blisters, sores, swelling, peeling, cracking, ingrown toenails, fungus, and changes in skin color.     

Choose properly-padded footwear that will keep your feet warm and dry, and won’t restrict circulation.  Wear socks that are soft, thick, non-constricting, and absorbent.  Keep your feet clean,washing them daily in lukewarm water, with mild, hypoallergenic soap, and patting them gently with a clean towel until they’re thoroughly dry.  Although you should also moisturize them every day, dry between your toes, to prevent the growth of fungus.

Of course, we’re here to provide you with the best foot care, year-round, whether or not you have diabetes.  Come visit us to resolve, or prevent, problems, and we’ll give you a personalized, easy-to-follow plan to help keep your feet healthy.

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