Dos

The do’s

  • Examine your feet daily for injury blisters , cracks , scratches , scaling and discolouration. Pay particular attention to the areas between the toes.
  • To avoid fissures in the heel soak your feet in warm water for 10mts. Test the water temperature with your elbow. Gently rub the hard areas with a pumice stone . Later wash both the feet with a mild soap. After completely drying apply a lubricating cream around the heels.
  • Avoid extremes of temperature whether hot or cold. Protect your feet from hot objects. (e.g. hot pavement in summer, silencer of motor bikes.)
  • If your feet get cold at night wear a pair of cotton or woolen socks. Ear properly fitting 100% cotton socks. Always wear leather shoes which are comfortable.
  • Check shoes and socks for any foreign objects daily and check your feet after you take them off at the
    end of the day.
  • While seated avoid crossing your legs, as this can cause pressure on the nerves and blood vessels.
  • Inform your doctor about any change in skin colour, pain or any abnormal sensation such as tingling, burning, pricking sensation.
  • Proper control of diabetes will reduce the risk of foot complication. Follow your doctor’s prescription.