The feet help maintain proper posture and allow movement. As the feet bear the entire weight of the body and are involved in most activities, they are more prone to problems such as calluses, corns, cracks, infections, and traumatic injuries. To maintain healthy feet, you should always wear comfortable, good quality and properly fitting footwear. Specially-designed shoe inserts, called orthotics, help in alignment and stabilization of the feet and can also reduce foot pain.
Diabetes is a chronic condition that is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels. Diabetic patients are at high risk for developing chronic wounds, especially in the feet. If left untreated, these wounds can cause serious problems that can lead to infections and eventually gangrene, which may require amputation.
A medical pedicure, also referred to as medical pedi or medi pedicure, is a non-invasive procedure designed for individuals with certain health conditions that prevent them from getting a traditional pedicure or for other individuals with more serious issues in their feet and toenails that necessitates a higher level of care. A medical pedicure focuses on the aesthetic and hygienic treatment of the feet. Single-use and surgically sterilized instruments are utilized to care your nails. From the bowl you soak your feet in, to the brushes your technician utilizes to apply nail polish, you will receive the convenience of a specialist in podiatry and nail care right in the office.
A wound is a break in the skin caused by an injury (cuts, scratches, and scrapes), surgery, or conditions such as diabetes. Management of foot and leg wounds refers to the care or treatment employed for the management of lower extremity wounds until they heal, addressing the immediate medical needs as well as precautions for the future. Some of the types of wounds include traumatic wounds, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, as well as complex surgical wounds. Wound management is commonly indicated for wounds with drainage, pain, delayed healing, infection, and in cases where dressing changes are difficult, or compliance is poor.