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

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  • Swollen feet

  • Change in skin colour

  • Blisters

  • Bunions and hammertoes

  • Ingrown toenails

  • Cracks between toes

  • Athlete’s foot

If you notice any of these symptoms, you should consult your doctor immediately.

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.

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  • 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

When you have diabetic feet, there are some things you should avoid doing. Your chiropodist should advise you to prevent:

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  • 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.

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Foundation Chiropody
2155 Leanne Blvd. Suite 125
Mississauga, ON

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Monday - Tuesday 10:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Wednesday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Friday 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Saturday 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Sunday Closed

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