Diabetic Foot Care FAQs
When you have diabetes, foot care needs to be a primary concern. This entails an assortment of activities like performing a daily foot inspection, maintaining clean feet, preventing excessive dryness, having your toenails trimmed properly by Dr. LaCava, and always wearing socks and shoes. When you inspect your feet, take note of anything out of the ordinary—cuts, abrasions, warts, calluses, corns, blisters, swelling—and contact our office if you find something.
Prior to putting on shoes or socks, inspect them to verify that there is nothing inside that could potentially cut your feet. You need to prevent excessive dryness, but also make sure they are not damp and inviting for microorganisms that could lead to infection.
There are many things to keep in mind about your foot health when you have this condition, so it is important to have a diabetic foot care plan in place. If you don’t already have one, let Central Arkansas Foot Care help you. Contact our Hot Springs, AR office by calling (501) 321-4844 or using our online request form to schedule an appointment. We also have offices located in Malvern to better serve the community, so reach us today for the help you need.