Advanced Foot & Ankle Institute of Georgia

3535 Roswell Rd,Suite 54, Marietta, GA 30062

Advanced Foot & Ankle Institute Of Georgia

Diabetes & The Foot Part 2: Protecting Your Feet

Diabetes & The Foot Part 2: Protecting Your Feet
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Diabetes &The Foot Part 2: Protecting Your Feet

The following can be done to protect the feet:

  1. Wear shoes that fit well and protect the feet. Athletic or walking shoes are good for daily wear. They support the feet and allow them to “breathe”
  2. Remember to use sunscreen on the top of your feet if outside
  3. Do not use hot water bottles on feet

Keep blood flowing to the feet by doing the following:

  1. Keep feet up when sitting
  2. Perform foot exercises
  3. Move ankles up and down and in and out
  4. Don’t wear tight socks, elastic or rubber bands, or garters around your legs
  5. Control blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol by eating healthy and exercising regularly

What are considered “appropriate shoes?”

  1. Shoes that are not pointed, or do not have high heels as these put too much pressure on the toes.
  2. Shoes that are deep and wide enough to prevent rubbing.
  3. contact us today!

To book an appointment to discuss any of the symptoms caused by tight shoes, Contact The Advanced Foot and Ankle Institute of Georgia to get in touch with a qualified podiatrist in Marietta.

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