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Holistic foot health management by the experts in Exeter

Arthritis, Diabetes and other disease processes can cause issues with how we load our weight onto our feet, how well we can feel our feet and the shape of our feet that can change throughout adulthood after we have finished growing. If proper foot care and checks are not conducted a variety of complications can occur, many of which can be painful and/or have implications for our general health. The Exeter Clinic offers expert advice on how your foot health management can affect your general health as well as providing diabetic and arthritic foot care.

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It is advisable for you to get a biomechanical assessment done to check the pressure distribution in the feet and identify high risk areas to prevent problems from occurring in the future. Get in touch with us today to book an appointment or talk to a podiatrist for help about your foot health and future care

Our Top Tips for your footcare

Take a look at various diabetic foot health and general foot care tips provided by our experts. However, you should always consult a qualified podiatrist for more specific information and help.

  • Infection in the feet can cause a number of problems for diabetic patients or people suffering from foot neuropathy
  • At the first sign of an infection a doctor or podiatrist should be consulted
  • It is important to wash and dry your feet and toes carefully, especially between the toes. Make sure your feet are dried properly.
  • Inspect your feet and toes on a daily basis to check for cuts, blisters or injuries. Use a mirror to see the difficult areas or ask a family member to help you.
  • Inspect your feet for foreign objects that could damage your feet.
  • Never walk barefoot to avoid injuries to the feet.
  • Your doctor or podiatrist should be informed about your diabetic condition or if you have a peripheral neuropathy (poor sensation).
  • Do not use chemical agents to remove corns, calluses or ingrown toenails by yourself, see a podiatrist for help.
  • Wear socks if your feet feel cold at night. Avoid hot water bottles and heating pads.
  • Avoid extreme temperatures on your feet. Check bath water with your elbow; avoid foot spas and therapeutic foot baths.
  • Avoid wearing shoes without socks or stockings.
  • Change your socks daily and use properly fitting socks.
  • Make sure all your shoes are comfortable at the time of purchase. Always have shoes fitted in the afternoon, as your feet tend to swell later in the day.
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