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By Dr Alan Greenberg
February 22, 2021
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Routine Footcare  

In today's world of fast paced, high tech,state of the art procedures and surgery, it is easy to overlook the importance of conservative palliative care, especially for those patients with diabetes and circulation problems. These patients have a compromised immune system and healing capacity.

Many patients have foot deformities which are subject to excessive pressure or friction within the confines of closed shoe gear. This increased pressure or friction can lead to undue stress to the underlying tissues, resulting in skin breakdown that could lead to ulceration, infection, and possible loss of body part, limb, or life if not addressed early by a qualified licensed podiatrist.

Palliative care reduces the excess pressure and stress to the tissues and can be accomplished in different ways.It can be done by debridement of excess dead skin, orthotics for the redistribution of the pressure forces associated with walking, or by devices that protect the vulnerable area when wearing closed shoes. If these issues are addressed by a nail salon or someone less than a qualified professional, the consequences could be quite severe. Patients should consult with their podiatrist for a proper care schedule and for maintaining healthy feet.


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