Foot Care Newton Abbot

Foot care is a critical aspect of overall healthcare. The average human being walks 100,000 miles in their lifetime; feet are essential for mobility and independence. If you consider the anatomy of the foot which contains 26 bones, 33 joints, over 100 ligaments, muscles and tendons (plus, more than 200,000 nerve endings!) it is clear how fragile feet are. We encourage you to never neglect your feet, no matter what age you are. Struggling to walk and experiencing pain or discomfort can have a major psychological impact, affecting daily routines such as work, education and socialising in general. Don’t neglect your feet until an ailment occurs. Allow us to care for your feet, alongside teaching you how to as well. If you need foot care in Newton Abbot and the surrounding areas of South Devon, get in touch to arrange an appointment.

Diabetic Feet

If you have diabetes taking care of your feet is imperative. For sufferers, there is a higher risk you will develop foot problems like diabetic feet due to poor blood circulation. For example, injury to the foot with limited blood flow prevents proper healing. If left untreated (even if it is a very minor problem), diabetic sufferers could end up with serious complications such as neuropathy or much worse, amputation. The conditions you should never ignore as a diabetic are:

  • Swelling in legs or feet
  • Skin changing colour
  • Burning and tingling sensations or numbness
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Corns and calluses
  • Slow-healing sores and cutes
  • Bunions
  • Blisters
  • Loss of hair on legs or toes

Thankfully, Roald has all the knowledge and equipment needed to treat all of the above. For the best care in the South Devon contact The Foot Man today.

Healthy Feet

During the times between having regular check-ups with your clinician, we have expert advice on what to do to maintain healthy feet, for both diabetics and non-diabetics. These include:

  • Keep your feet clean and dry (particularly between the toes).
  • Inspect your feet weekly (for diabetics daily, focusing on any open wounds, cuts and sores).
  • Maintain excellent hygiene, ensuring every part of your feet are washed with soap and dried thoroughly.
  • Apply moisturiser before bed.
  • Cut your toenails (in a straight line to avoid ingrown toenails) frequently.
  • Wear fitted and comfortable shoes, avoiding high heels where possible.
  • Never ignore a foot problem, no matter how minor it may seem. Contact our medical experts promptly.

Contact The Foot Man Newton Abbot for Further Advice

Keep your feet healthy and get in touch with our local family-run clinic today. With extensive experience and expert knowledge, we guarantee incomparable foot care in Newton Abbot.