Proper foot care is important for people of all ages. However, foot care and hygiene is especially crucial for patients with diabetes. Watch this video to ensure you and your loved ones are taking the proper precautions to protect your feet and overall health.
Foot care for people with diabetes involves daily assessments of the appearance of their feet. Diabetes can cause neuropathy, commonly known as nerve damage, to the feet, thus making patients less aware of pain from cuts and bruises. If ignored, a small cut can quickly develop into a severe infection. To protect your foot health, wear shoes whenever walking outside. Always check your shoes for pebbles or other small objects before putting them on.
Are you looking for more information on foot health and orthotics? Schedule an appointment at All South Bay Footcare by calling (310) 986-2925. Our Torrance office provides consultations for foot surgery as well as health assessments.