Do you suffer from dry or cracked feet? Are you constantly trying to improve blood circulation in your feet? Well we have a solution for you! The Blue Ridge Soap Shed has created a foot soap that is designed to meet the needs of these very common diabetic foot occurrences.
Diabetes decreases circulation to the foot, which can cause skin to dry out and possible nerve damage to occur. It’s critical for people with diabetes to pay attention to their feet to ensure dryness, cracking or nerve damage doesn’t manifest into infection or even toe and foot amputation. By washing your feet thoroughly on a daily basis using the Blue Ridge Soap Shed diabetic foot soap, you can prevent foot complications from occurring due to combined ingredients in the soap bar. They include:
- Shea and cocoa butter to set a moisturizing base.
- Tea tree essential oil, which includes natural infection-fighting properties.
- Ginger essential oil, which is known to stimulate circulation.
Visit www.soapshed.com if you’re interested in purchasing diabetic foot soap. Although washing your feet with this foot soap can help fight against dryness or possible infection, it is important to include other diabetic foot care tips into your health regimen to ensure your feet stay fit and healthy.
Dr. Harvey Danciger recommends the following tips to incorporate into your routine. They include:
- Check both of your feet on a daily basis. Take the time to look over your feet and in between all your toes. It is common for blisters and infections to develop in between your toes and diabetic neuropathy can eliminate feeling, which won’t allow you to notice them until they become irritated or infected.
- Wear a proper fitted shoe. Shoes that create friction, or are too tight, can cause blisters which turn into sores and possible infection. Investing in a good pair of shoes that fit the shape of your foot are worth buying.
- Never go barefoot. Exposing your bare feet increases the risk for infection to occur in any foot cut or crack you may have. Wear socks or shoes that provide enough support to cushion your feet and any possible calluses or sore spots.
- Contact our office! Nerve damage in diabetic feet can be unpredictable. It’s important to tell your podiatrist about any changes or feelings you are noticing in your feet or toes. Speak up if you are experiencing pain, numbness, or a tingling feeling in your feet.
Let us help you maintain your foot health! Contact our office today at (760) 568-0108 to set up an appointment with Dr. Danciger!