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Foot care in diseases of the lower extremity arteries

Foot care is very important in diseases of the lower limb arteries. Under these diseases disturbed blood flow in the lower extremities due to narrowing of the lumen of the arteries with plaque. Diabetes is also accompanied by abnormal blood vessels, and moreover such condition as neuropathy. In the neuropathy observed decrease in sensitivity of the feet and toes, feeling chills and fatigue in the legs. If the patient does not notice the minor scrapes and injuries. Then join an infection that presence of diabetes mellitus is a fertile ground for their development. If you do not take seriously enough to this situation, it will eventually lead to tissue necrosis and amputation.

How to prevent complications of diabetes by the legs?

Daily inspect the lower leg and foot. Inspect for the presence of cuts, abrasions, redness and swelling of the foot between the toes, in the ankles, if necessary, use a mirror.

Wash your feet daily. Wash your feet in warm water, but do not worry them in the water, as this leads to the washout of the protective layer and drying. Make sure the water is warm, not hot. Wipe dry feet, especially between the toes.

Moisturize your feet to keep skin soft. To preserve the softness of my legs and to prevent from drying out, apply lotion. Many lotions contain lanolin in its composition. However, do not try to smear lotion between your toes, because this can lead to infection.

Do not self. If you have any scabs, calluses or hardened skin, consult a doctor.

Regularly clipped nails. Mowing prevents skin irritation nail fingers. Clipped fingernail across, do not try to cut corners. If you change the color of the nails, thickening or ingrown them into the soft tissues, you should consult your doctor.

Always wear socks and shoes. Wear socks and shoes, even in the house to prevent trauma of the legs. It is best to use a seamless socks that have some padding. Do not forget to always check before getting dressed sock their content so once again, to avoid injury. Shoes should be wide, not compressed.

Wear suitable shoes in size. Shoes that do not fit, can cause blisters and sores. Make sure that the feet were comfortably in the shoe. Wear shoes with rounded toe and low heel.

Protect feet from cold and heat. Do not walk barefoot on hot surfaces. We do not recommend sitting or lying next to radiators or heaters. Do not apply to the feet warmers or bottle with hot water. For protection from the cold wear socks.

Maintaining blood flow in the legs. Knead your toes and bend your feet for 5 minutes 2-3 times per day. Remember, do not for a long time to cross his legs. Do not wear compression socks.

The exercise. Exercise improves blood circulation. Take walking, dancing, swimming, or cycling.

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