Diabetic Foot Care Management Comfort Clinic
Diabetic Foot Care Management
Comfort Clinic offers a variety of footwear and orthotics to alleviate diabetic foot pain while following a comprehensive diabetic foot care management program. Many complications can be associated with diabetes. Diabetes disrupts normal function of the vascular system, affecting many areas of the body, including legs and feet. Diabetic foot conditions develop from combination of causes including poor circulation and neuropathy that can also cause deformities such as bunions, hummer toes and Charcot feet. At Comfort Clinic, we offer comprehensive program for daily observation of feet and necessary preventative foot care measures to reduce the risks of serious foot conditions.
Footwear and orthotics play an important role in diabetic foot care management. Our foot care specialists design an efficient orthotics for protecting diabetic foot, treatment and prevention of diabetic foot ulcers and accommodation of pressure points. Orthotics are made of materials designed to provide comfort and protection needed in diabetic footwear. At Comfort Clinic we specialise in best diabetic footwear, which offers high and wide toe box, removable insoles for fitting flexibility and option to insert orthotics if necessary, padded inside of the shoe for blister prevention and firm heel counters for extra support and stability. Proper diabetic footwear can help you be more active and maintain high quality of life.
Diabetes often leads to peripheral vascular disease that inhibits a person’s blood circulation. Poor ciculation in lower part of the legs and feet contributes to foot, skin and tissue problems, swelling and dryness of the foot and causing injuries to heal poorly. Working closely with your physician, we prepare a personalized program based on medical history, signes and symptoms, and results obtained from imaging procedures to help with healing process and prevent from reoccurring ulcers, infections and other serious foot conditions.
Comfort Clinic has a large selection of compression garments to aid poor circulation, silver liners and other products combined with therapeutic benefits of silver, which provide antimicrobial, odor reduction, thermal dynamic, and anti-static attributes.
• Relieve areas of excessive pressure
• Reduce the occurrence of related problems
• Increase healing process
• Reduce shock and shear
• Reduction in vertical pressure
• Reduce swelling and increase blood circulation
Diabetic Foot Conditions
Ingrown Toenails: A spike rises from the side of the nail which begins growing into the surrounding skin.
Ulcers: An open wound in the foot due to pressure, some circulation problems, and lack of sensation.
Callus: Thickened skin area facing excessive pressure and friction because of abnormal biomechanics.
Corns: Excessive skin buildup with a hard core exists because of abnormal foot biomechanics and improper footwear.
Neuropathy: Insensitivity or a loss of ability to feel pain, heat and hold.
Diabetic Foot Care Do’s
• Daily feet inspection for skin changes and breaks
• Check for redness, swelling, sores, bleeding, numbness
• Apply mild soap and water to wash feet daily
• Dry foot between toes.
• Moisturize foot to prevent cracks in skin.
• Wear shoes and socks at all times.
• Detect wound discharge and bleeding.
• Wear seamless socks without bumpy areas
• Protect your feet from hot and cold.
• Cut toe nails straight
• Put your feet up when you are sitting and wiggle your toes
Diabetic Foot Care Don’ts
• Don’t use heating pads or hot water bottle on your feet
• Don’t cut corns, calluses or ingrown nails
• Don’t cross your legs for long periods of time
• Don’t use medicated corn pads
• Don’t wear restrictive footwear, tight socks, elastic or rubber bands, garters around your legs
• Don’t smoke