Our FAQ Has Fast Facts on Common Foot and Ankle Injuries in Las Vegas
Our patients are full of questions, and we provide the answers. On our FAQ page, our Las Vegas foot doctors explore the most common questions about heel pain, bunions, nail fungus, ingrown toenails, neuropathy, surgery, and more. Browse or search through our FAQ to get the answers you need.
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What should I look for in a foot self-exam?
A foot self-exam is an important part of your daily foot care, particularly if you have any kind of nerve damage in your feet. For some people, it can mean the difference between walking and a foot ulcer. The key is to look for particular symptoms. Look closely at your skin and nails on the tops, sides, and bottoms of your feet. Some people may need help seeing their soles. Check for skin or nail discoloration, bumps, roughness, cuts, cracks, bruises, or any other unusual changes. Separate your toes to look between them for the same problems. Use your hands to feel your skin for corns, calluses, and patches that may be warm or cool to the touch. If you have an open sore or blister, you may need professional care to prevent it from becoming an ulcer. Foot self-exams can’t be valued enough. They are a critical step in your foot help, particularly if you have a condition that affects the nerves in your lower limbs. If you do notice any changes in your lower limbs during a self-exam, contact our team at Absolute Foot care Specialists right away for an appointment. You can use the website or call (702) 839-2010.
Why is it important to check my feet with diabetes?
Feet with diabetes are extremely vulnerable to injuries and complications like ulcers that, because of neuropathy damage, can easily go unnoticed on your lower limbs. If you don’t know you have an injury, you can’t get it treated, which leaves it open for infections and complications. Daily foot self-checks allow you to catch problems that you may not be able to feel while they are still in their early stages. Then you can get the treatment you need before complications set in and possibly create permanent problems. Foot self-checks are easy to add to your daily routine. You simply have to examine your lower limbs for changes. Look for cuts, bruises, bumps, blisters, discoloration, temperature differences, or anything else that could be considered “unusual” for feet. Look on the tops, sides, backs, and soles of both limbs, and use your hands to feel for differences, too. If you find anything, let experts like our team at Absolute Foot Care Specialists help you take care of it right away, before it has any time to get worse. Call (702) 839-2010 to reach our Las Vegas offices.