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Caregiver Help in Everyday Foot Care

Tuesday, 25 June 2024 00:00

Caregivers play a vital role in maintaining the foot and toenail health of those they assist. Regular inspection of the feet is important, checking for any signs of redness, swelling, cuts, or infections. Toenails should be trimmed straight across to prevent ingrown toenails, and the edges can be gently filed to remove sharp corners. Keeping feet clean and dry helps prevent fungal infections, while moisturizing can prevent dry, cracked skin. It is also important to ensure that shoes and socks fit properly to avoid pressure points and blisters. Elevating the feet periodically can improve circulation, especially for those who are less mobile. Any signs of infection or persistent foot problems should be addressed promptly. If you are a caregiver, it is suggested that you include a podiatrist on the healthcare team to ensure specialized care and early intervention for any foot-related issues.

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact Kellvan Cheng, DPM from Elite Foot & Ankle. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Everyday Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. Without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks.

It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before. For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops. Wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent Athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Carrollton, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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