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.