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What Can Cause Foot Problems
- Poorly fitting shoes, slippers or boots.
- Shoes with high narrow heels, slippery soles, "sticky" soles or poor support.
- Some conditions, such as diabetes and poor circulation, can cause loss of feeling in your feet.
- Poor posture.
- Untreated foot problems like calluses, bunions, corns, untrimmed toenails, or ingrown toenails.
- Swollen feet.
What you can do
- Wear proper fitting supportive shoes with low broad heels.
- Make sure your footwear is in good repair.
- Talk with a foot specialist about calluses, bunions, corns, or ingrown toenails. Corn plasters are not recommended for people with diabetes, heart or blood vessel disease.
- If your shoes are loose and you can't afford a new pair, buy insoles or wear extra socks.
- DO NOT wear socks on linoleum or tiled flooring.
- Buy slippers that fit properly and are enclosed around the heels.
- Wear loose socks or stockings. Knee highs can cut off your circulation in your legs and numb your feet.
- If your feet are swollen, put them up when sitting or lying down.
- See a professional foot-care specialist every 4-5 weeks for toenail cutting if you can't do it yourself.
Anyone may request services for foot care through their Home Care service. As with any Home Care service, the client will be assessed for eligibility.
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