Foot Care Products For Diabetic

After the foot ulcer heals, treat your foot carefully. Scar tissue under the healed wound will break down easily. You may need to wear special shoes after the ulcer is healed to protect this area and to prevent the ulcer from returning. Poor Circulation Poor circulation (blood flow) can make your foot less able to fight infection and to heal. Diabetes causes blood vessels of the foot and leg to narrow and harden. You can control some of the things that cause poor blood flow. Don't smoke; smoking makes arteries harden faster. Also, follow your health care provider's advice for keeping your blood pressure and cholesterol under control. Diabetes is one of the most common reasons people seek relief for painful feet. With diabetes, four types of foot problems may arise in the feet. Nerve Problems due to Diabetes Massaging your feet with a diabetic foot cream, or using a foot roller, often takes the edge off the pain. Vitamin B preparations are often recommended; and there are a variety of prescription medications that do work. Using cushioned, supportive shoes and foot support inserts is always needed to protect the feet from the pounding, rubbing and irritating pressures that contribute to neuropathic pain.diabetic foot ulcer treatment Recognition of risk factors, preventive foot maintenance and regular foot examinations are essential in preventing foot ulcers in patients with diabetes. When foot ulcers develop despite preventive measures, a systematically applied regimen of diagnosis and classification, coupled with early and appropriate treatment, should help to reduce the tremendous personal and societal burden of diabetes-related amputations. Neuropathy can cause loss of feeling in the feet, taking away a person's ability to feel pain and discomfort, meaning they may not detect injury or irritation. Poor circulation in the feet reduces the ability to heal, making it hard for even a tiny cut to resist infection. Foot irritation can and should be treated based on its underlying causes. Be sure to be honest with your health care provider when discussing your problem and most of all follow the prescribed treatment plan. Foot pain and swelling, whether it is related to an acute issue or even a more chronic one, deserves your attention. Take care of your feet and let them carry you on to new and exciting adventures that lie just around the next curve. Here's to your happy feet ! Mar 29, 2010 By Gail Morris Photo Caption Open-toed sandals can increase the risk of foot injury. Photo Credit Foot image by DXfoto.com from Fotolia.comdiabetic foot exam Of these complications, foot ulcers are the most problematic to the feet. Foot ulcers are local skin defects with inflammation or infection. They can be caused by lack of circulation, infection, lack of protection, and improperly fitting shoes. A break in the skin without proper treatment may become an ulcer. Diabetics are at higher risk for developing foot ulcers. Use antibiotics prescribed by your doctor for infections. When infected wounds present themselves, the doctor may order antibiotic treatment. Broad spectrum antibiotics help kill bacterial infections that grow within the ulcer. The physician may order such antibiotics as cephalexin, clindamycin, ampicillin and amoxicillin. Things You'll Need