Daily foot checks are especially important for Diabetics, but everyone can benefit from daily checks. If you cannot see your feet, we recommend you use a mirror. Here are 3 quick steps to check your feet daily.
Check between the toes.
Small tears in the skin between the toes due to excess moisture is one of the most common "unknown" reasons for leg cellulitis (infection) hospital admissions. No one thinks to check between their toes! Check in between the toes and make sure they are clean. If you see any drainage or cuts, please give us a call.
Check the soles, top of your feet, heels, and ankles.
Check your nails.
Check all around your feet, including the bottoms to look for calluses, warts, cuts, bruises, sores, or raised masses. None of these things are normal and you should be aware of any changes happening.
It’s important to check under and around your nails. If you have discolored nails, thickened nails, hang nails, ingrown nails, or any drainage/pain around your nails-you should have it evaluated. And remember toenails should always be cut short and straight across!