262-763-9007

Burlington Office
(262) 763-9007

Miwaukee Office
(262) 763-9007

 

Brookfield Office
(262) 763-9007

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Foot and Ankle tips for diabetics

 
  • Buy shoes late in the day. Never buy shoes that need "breaking in." They should be immediately comfortable. Request shoes with deep toe boxes and made of leather upper material. Do not wear new shoes more than two hours at a time. Rotate your shoes. Do not wear the same ones every day. Visit http://www.drcomfortshoes.com for diabetic shoe gear.
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  • Contact our office immediately if you experience any injury to your foot. Even a minor injury is an emergency for a patient with diabetes.
     
  • Do not file down, remove or shave calluses or corns yourself.
     
  • DO NOT SMOKE. It decreases the blood supply to your feet.
     
  • Ask about soaking your feet
     
  • Do not trim your own toenails.
     
  • Do not use any chemicals or strong antiseptic solutions on your feet. Iodine, salicylic acid, corn/callus removers are dangerous.
     
  • Do not wear stockings or socks with tight elastic backs and do not use garters. Do not wear any socks with holes. Always wear shoes with socks.
     
  • Don't use any tape or sticky products such as corn plasters on your feet. They can rip your skin.
     
  • Examine your feet daily for redness, warmth, blisters, ulcers, scratches, cuts and nail problems from shoes or other sources. Look at the bottoms and between toes. Use a mirror or have someone else look for you.
     
  • Examine your shoes for foreign objects, protruding nails and rough spots inside before putting them on.
     
  • If the circulation in your feet is impaired, contact our office.
     
  • In the winter, wear warm socks and protective footwear. Avoid getting your feet wet in the snow and rain and avoid letting your toes get cold.
     
  • Keep feet away from heat (heating pads, hot water pads, electric blankets, radiators, fireplaces). You can burn your feet without knowing it. Water temperature should be less than 92 degrees. Estimate with your elbow or bath thermometer (you can get one in any store that sells infant products).
     
  • Lubricate your entire foot if your skin is dry, but avoid putting cream between toes.
     
  • NEVER walk barefoot, neither indoors nor out.
     
  • Never wear sandals or thongs.

Questions or Comments?
We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about our services.

 

Burlington Office

733 North Pine Street
Burlington, Wisconsin USA 53105
262-763-9007

Brookfield Office

19035 West Capitol Drive
Brookfield, Wisconsin USA 53045
262-763-9007

Milwaukee Office

4931 S. 27th St.
Ste. 200
Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA  53221

 


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Podiatrist - Burlington, Advanced Foot & Ankle, 733 North Pine Street, Burlington WI, 53105 262-763-9007
Podiatrist - Brookfield, Advanced Foot & Ankle, 19035 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield, WI 53045