8 Tips to Better Foot Care
For patients with vascular health complications, such as Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) or diabetes, it is very important to pay attention to your feet and the way that you care for them. For this reason, we’ve created a flyer with eight tips for taking care of your feet, which you can download below!
Because PAD results in less blood and oxygen flowing to the ankles and feet, minor cuts, injuries or wounds on the feet can take longer to heal and require greater attention to ensure they do not cause more concern or complications.
Many people are not informed or do not recognize that simple forms of self-care and taking proactive measures to protect your body from injuries, infections, or wounds can go a long way in staying healthy for the long-run. In fact, if a minor sore or injury in the foot is not cared for or treated immediately you may be at risk for losing a leg, toe or foot. Right now, PAD and diabetes are the leading causes for foot or leg amputations in the United States.
For this reason and many more, we have developed a simple guide with eight tips to establish a foot care plan for yourself. Set aside the same time each day to take care of your feet, allowing it to be a part of your daily routine. For your convenience, post the attached foot care plan on your bedroom or bathroom door to remind yourself to take care of your feet. Let us know if there are any other ways we can help you reduce symptoms or issues you may be experiencing by calling us at (210) 237-4444.