As a diabetic, it will be necessary to pay attention to what your body is telling you. Your feet are likely to be number than those who do not suffer from diabetes. Since it is easy for an infection to set in with a cut and healing is slower, you will need to pay careful attention to your feet. For those who have prior issues with their feet, here are some ways to make sure that your feet remain problem free.
Purchase a rolling foot massager
A rolling foot massager is a good way to give your feet a little treat and to make sure that the feeling is still in every place in the feet. A rolling foot massager should have large beads that can roll around as you move your foot on the massager. This way you can test out moving your feet around and figure out if you are losing any feeling in your feet. If you find out that you are having a loss of sensation in some spots, you should see a podiatrist.
Get a good pedicure monthly
In order to stave off issues such as ingrown toenails, callus development, and toenails that change in color, it could be worth-while to get a pedicure. Find a good manicurist or a good pedicure location to receive a pedicure at least once a month. Be sure to check the cleanliness of the place so that you are not at risk of developing any bacteria due to the pedicure bowls.
Having your feet cleaned, massaged, and painted is a good idea. Be sure to stay away from any unnecessary pedicure practices, such as shaving the bottom of the feet. If you are able to go to the same manicurist each time, they will get to know your foot condition and can let you know if there are any changes to the outer foot health.
Wear the right shoes
When you have diabetes, it is necessary to protect the bottoms of your feet. Causing abrasions can lead to long-term healing rather than quick healing. For this reason, it is a good idea to wear shoes that have a hard bottom at all times. Be sure that the shoes do not rub against your heel unnecessarily nor squeeze your toes. Wearing shoes that cover your entire foot will give you proper protection on a daily basis and allow you to keep your toes and soles a rest.Share
21 October 2018
When I started working out every day, I encountered a strange problem. My feet always seemed to hurt, and I didn't know what to do. If it wasn't an ingrown toenail, it was a sore arch or a throbbing heel. Instead of writing off the problem as a simple inconvenience, I decided to meet with a podiatrist who could diagnose the issues. As I talked with the professional, I learned that my foot problems probably stemmed from different issues, and he targeted each one with a different treatment. After a few weeks, my feet felt a lot better. This blog is all about how a podiatrist can help you to solve your foot problems.