There are preventative measures everyone can do to improve foot health. Dr. Blass offers the following tips:

  • Check your feet for red spots, cuts, swelling, blisters, sores or other injuries daily.
  • Wash your feet every day and dry them with care, especially between the toes.
  • Trim your toenails as needed after you’ve washed and dried your feet.
  • Wear properly fitting shoes that do not rub or pinch your feet.
  • Always wear socks or stockings with shoes, and never walk barefoot or while wearing just socks.
  • Physical activity can help increase circulation in your feet. Consult a health care team to see which physical activity is right for you.

Take off your socks at your next check-up, and alert your doctor to any problems with your feet.

For more information on the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers or chronic or infected wounds, contact AGH’s Wound Healing Center at 269-686-4325.

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