Diabetics should inspect their feet daily. Use a mirror or ask for help if you need it. Look for any calluses, corns, cracks, or blisters. Check between your toes. If you notice anything, seek medical attention – do not self-treat! This is in addition to the fact that you should take your shoes and socks off for a foot exam each time that you visit the doctor.
Feel the inside of your shoes before putting them on. Look for foreign objects (pebbles, etc), or any holes or seams that may cause irritation. Do not walk barefoot, even at home. Wash your feet in lukewarm water and pat them dry. Apply a good quality lotion, but not between the toes.
Milwaukee Foot & Ankle Specialists of Wauwatosa, Oak Creek, New Berlin and Mequon, Wisconsin (WI) treat all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Licensed Podiatrists, Dr. Steven Waldman, Dr. Christopher Milkie and Dr. Lucy Meier can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.
Our podiatrists, foot surgeons and staff of our Milwaukee area podiatry offices offer the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care services with a smile to patients in our local community. Return to a pain-free life and get back to the things you love!