Foot Health and Wound Healing
According to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, the average person takes 10,000 steps each day which adds up to more than three million steps per year.
People with diabetes should be especially concerned with the health of their feet. Diabetes can affect the nerves, which can cause nerve damage for some people. When this happens, the nerves no longer perceive pain due to numbness and therefore do not alert a person to potential injury.
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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
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.See Infographic
Learn the Facts About Foot Health
Foot Health Resources for Patients
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…Read Article
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