Preventing diabetic ulcers requires you to inspect your feet every day, keep your feet clean and dry, practice caution when cutting your nails, wear the right socks and shoes, and get regular check-ups.
There are also some things you shouldn’t do. Don’t try to get rid of calluses, warts, or blisters yourself. If you need help, schedule an appointment with the McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group. Never go barefoot, even around your house. If you do, you risk stepping on something that could really get you in trouble, especially if the cut or scrape goes unnoticed and turns into an ulcer.
If you check your feet every day for any sores, cracks, tenderness, swelling, and tenderness, you’ll be able to get early treatment if you see any problems developing. Soaking and cleaning your feet once a day in a foot bath is that extra step that will keep your feet soft, clean, and dry, and save you from getting most minor skin problems that snowball into bigger ones.
Don’t forget to schedule a check-up for your feet at least once a year with the McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group in Carmichael, CA, at 916-961-3434.