Walking Foot Problems Of Diabetics Are Caused By Not Caring For Your Feet

By: Frank Ferrari, D.p.m.

Published: April 20, 2013

Copyright (c) 2013 FPW, LLC

Diabetics who walk and get foot problems most can be prevented.

Your daily exercise program for all diabetics can be walking, and you should do it at least 5 days a week for at least 20 to 30 minuets a day.


There are methods your podiatrist will tell you that you can prevent foot problems. The following are ways that I recommend for you to prevent any physical foot problems from starting.

Read the following for you to get some ideas.

How to Prevent Diabetic Foot Problems.

1) Dry your foot after a walk; it will prevent foot problems from developing.

“The space between the toes is very tight,” says Dr. Tillet, an Oregon Podiatrist, so make sure you dry between your toes.

2) If the skin gets moist and breaks down this can lead to an infection. Prevent this breakdown by drying and toweling thoroughly after washing your feet.

Also by removing sweaty socks and/or shoes immediately after your walking.

Diabetic skin can be prevented by applying skin moisturizer, it will prevent your skin from cracking. This works terrific on your feet after you bathe.


Diabetic Foot problems that develop from walking

You should pay attention to any calluses, corns, hammertoes, and other foot problems right away. Your feet need professional care. If you do they will not lead to an infection from happening due to shoe pressure or rubbing. Shoe pressure can cause a foot problem from walking.

Even harmless calluses may become bigger problems if you don’t care for them.

See a podiatrist, a doctor who specializes in foot care, instead of heading to the pharmacy for an over-the-counter product and fix this walking problem yourself.

Some of these over-the-counter products can irritate your skin, and they can actually increase the risk of a foot infection while you are treating the sore bunion, callus, or corn on your foot.

Consider a foot orthotic to do walking

Wearing good walking footwear is so important for your feet, if needed. A foot orthotic is great for you to have foot comfort.

Good walking footwear along with foot orthotics keep your feet in their proper alignment while you are walking. This will not let any problem to develop.

Good walking footwear is very important to wear. It should not cause any foot problem to develop.

Shoes made especially for people with diabetes are available at disability shoe stores or from a Podiatrist or Pedorist, and you should also ask them for advice on this matter too.

Medicare will cover one pair of diabetic shoes a year.

The addition foot orthotics or inserts will reduce the ground pressure on your feet and keep your feet in their correct walking position.

Diabetic shoes inserts should be advised by a professional.

With the proper shoes and/or foot orthotics a diabetic can do their daily walking safely and not be worried to develop any foot or knee problem.

All diabetics should do their daily walking with good walking footwear and use diabetic foot orthotics or inserts. Comfortable and safe feet are good.
Dr. Olga Garcia Luepschen and the Gentle Foot Care Center are located 2 Ryant Blvd (on US27) can be reached 863-314-9255(walk). Check us out at www.gentlefootcarecenter.com


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