Physician Communication

• DO see a doctor regularly and remove your shoes and socks at every visit.
• REMIND YOUR DOCTOR to check your feet, if necessary.
• SEE A DOCTOR PROMPTLY if you develop an area of poor color, a blister, callus or sore.
• SEE A WOUND SPECIALIST IF A SORE DOES NOT HEAL PROMPTLY!
• NEVER walk on hot pavement or hot sand.
• PROTECT feet against sunburn with sunscreen.
• CHECK the temperature of bath water with forearm or elbow before bathing.
• NEVER cut a corn or callus on yourself. Go to a physician or podiatrist.
• TRIM NAILS carefully – straight across or seek professional help.
• NEVER use hot water bottles or heating pads. Be careful of car heaters on long trips.
• ALWAYS keep toes clean and free of debris between them.