DIABETIC FOOT CARE
We provide a thorough foot assessment and treatment for patient who suffer from diabetes. We believe that an important part of the long term management of foot health in diabetes is educating the patients about their foot status and possible complications of their feet.
Diabetic Foot Care - Our Services - Orangeville Foot Clinic
Our services for patients with diabetes include routine nail care, corn and callus care, annual foot assessment, checking circulation, nerve sensation assessment, education, etc.
Diabetes can affect different parts of the body including the feet for several reasons including reducing skin moisture (dryness), reduced sensation (due to damage to the nerves), reducing wound healing, and increased risk of infection (due to damage to the immune system).
Our chiropody clinic will be gladly helping patients with diabetes for their feet concerns including regular nail trimming.
Diabetic Foot Self Care
If you are suffering with diabetic foot conditions, there are a number of things you can do to alleviate symptoms and care for skin conditions:
- Try to keep your skin clean and dry.
- Avoid very hot baths and showers. If bathing and your skin is dry, don't use bubble baths. It is best to use moisturizing soap that will help to relieve dry skin.
- After bathing and/or showering, use a standard skin lotion - but don't apply between the toes. The extra moisture between the toes may encourage fungus growth.
- Dry skin prevention is very important! When skin becomes dry and itchy, it may promote scratching which can allow infections to set in. Moisturize your skin to prevent chapping, especially in cold or windy weather. (our clinic can provide you with a balm that is made specifically for patients with diabetes. It is called Type2Science).
- Treat cuts and scrapes immediately and wash minor cuts with soap and water. Only use an antibiotic cream or an ointment if your physician approves. Cover minor cuts with sterile gauze.
- During winter and dry months, keep the home more humid, if possible, to prevent drying of the skin. See a specialist for skin problems that cannot be managed.
- Check feet daily for sores and cuts.
- Establish a daily skincare and foot care routine.
NEED HELP WITH YOUR FOOT CONDITIONS? CALL OUR OFFICE AT (519) 942-4705
The office is available to answer your calls during regular business hours.
If we are unable to answer your call, please leave a detailed message including your phone number and we will return your call as soon as possible.
Office visits are by appointment only and can be made by calling (519) 942-4705.
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