Health Tip: Caring for Foot Ulcers

Foot ulcers are wounds that commonly develop under the big toe or on the balls of the feet. They’re common among people with diabetes.

To care for a foot ulcer, the American Diabetes Association suggests:

  • See your healthcare provider about an ulcer, even if it doesn’t hurt, to prevent possible infection and serious complications.
  • Get rest and stay off your feet if you have an ulcer.
  • Use a brace, cast or special shoe if your doctor recommends it.
  • Keep blood sugar under control.
  • Continue to care for your foot carefully after the ulcer heals, and wear special shoes that offer better protection.

Source: HealthDay

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