Feet take us everywhere we want to go. At TCHC, we’re committed to keeping your feet groomed and in good health so that you can walk with confidence.
Daily Foot Care
Routine foot exams, daily self-inspection and wearing protective footwear are the keys to keeping your feet healthy.
The most important thing you can do to protect your feet is daily self-inspection. Finding problems early can prevent damage and deformity to your feet. Contact your provider immediately if you see a problem on your foot, no matter how small it may seem.
When to inspect:
What to look for:
Check between all of your toes. These areas are not generally visible and are often overlooked. If you cannot see the bottom of your foot, use a mirror or ask for help from family members or friends.
Cleaning Your Feet
- Check the water temperature with your hand or elbow to make sure it is a safe temperature.
- Wash your feet with warm, soapy water.
- Avoid soaking your feet for prolonged periods of
- time, which can dry the skin.
- While you are washing, do a thorough inspection of your feet.
- Rinse with warm, clean water.
- Dry your feet carefully, especially between your toes.
- Apply fragrance-free and alcohol-free moisturizing lotion immediately after cleaning your feet. DO NOT put lotion between your toes