Tips for Healthy Feet

Check your feet for sores or other injuries every day. You may have an injury, but cannot feel the pain.

Wash your feet every day and dry them with care, especially between the toes.

Keep nails trim and cut straight across. Don’t round corners.

Wear properly fitting shoes that do not rub or pinch your feet.

Always wear socks or stockings with your shoes, and never walk barefoot or while wearing just socks.

Physical activity can help increase circulation in your feet. Consult your healthcare team to see which physical activity is right for you.

Drawing a Line from Foot Health to Chronic Wounds

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Drawing a Line from Foot Health to Chronic Wounds

The foot and lower leg are common locations of sores, ulcers and chronic wounds. Keep an eye on any sore, cut or scrape on the foot that is not healing as expected.

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Learn the Facts About Foot Health

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Foot Health Resources for Patients

General Foot Care Guidelines

Learn tips to help avoid foot problems.

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How to Avoid Amputation

Did You Know? Each year many people with diabetes have their limbs removed. In 2010, there were 73,000 amputations performed on people with diabetes.1 About 60 to 70 percent of diabetic patients have nerve problems.2 Nerve problem is common in people with diabetes. The nerve problem can cause pain or there may be no feeling…

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Charcot Joint Disease

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Controlling Swelling with Compression Stockings

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Diabetes and Foot Ulcers

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Living with Diabetes: What to know about chronic wounds and recurrence

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