Diabetic Foot Care in Mississauga
What is a Diabetic Foot?
The foot of a diabetic patient that has a potential risk of pathologic consequences including infections and ulcers. It is a complex issue with many negative outcomes that may require medical attention.
Diabetic Foot Care
Since diabetes can affect your feet in multiple ways and lead to serious complications, diabetics should pay careful attention to their feet. Some of the common symptoms that diabetics experience include:
- Loss of sensation (known as peripheral neuropathy)
- Reduced blood flow which hinders the healing process
- Higher risk of serious infections, ulcers and even loss of limb
Warnings of Diabetic Foot Problems
Change in skin colour
Bunions and hammertoes
Cracks between toes
If you notice any of these symptoms, you should consult your doctor immediately.
Check your feet daily
Clean and dress cuts and wounds immediately
Wear properly fitting footwear
Keep feet clean and dry
Apply proper lotion to dry or cracked skin
Contact Foundation Chiropody at the first sign of a problem
Consult with our chiropodists regularly
Tips for Proper Diabetic Foot Care
At Foundation Chiropody, we want to ensure our diabetic patients know how to take care of their feet. Here are some tips from our foot specialists in our clinic.
When you have diabetic feet, there are some things you should avoid doing. Your chiropodist should advise you to prevent:
Treating corns and calluses at home
Treatment of nail problems at home
Over-the-counter medications or home remedies for corns, ingrown nails or warts
Tightly fitting hosiery
Poor-fitting or worn-out footwear
Extreme hot or cold temperatures
The information here will help you properly care for your feet, but Foundation Chiropody stresses the importance of regular appointments to avoid serious problems.
If you’re unsure of what to do when you have diabetic feet, get in touch with us for diabetic foot care in Mississauga. You can also give us a call at 905-916-3668 to schedule an appointment.