Foot Care Clinic
Feet are one of the most important parts of the human body and are constantly being used every day for hours on end. As the soles of our feet have nerve endings which are densely packed they need extra special care. Common foot problems such as ingrowing toenails, corns, warts and fungus cannot be ignored as they cause pain and irritation and may worsen over time. Patients born with foot problems or who have diabetes really need special care. BNH Hospital and our Podiatrists believe everyone should have healthy feet. The Foot Care Clinic was thus created to be a specialized clinic providing professional care for your feet.
- Private examination and consultation room
Scope of Service
1. General foot examination
2. Consultation for diabetes
Why diabetes is dangerous to your feet?
Diabetes may cause nerve damage that takes away the feeling in your feet. Diabetes may also reduce blood flow to the feet, making it harder to heal an injury or resist infection. This could lead to an infection or a non-healing wound that could put you at risk of an amputation.
Diabetic foot care guidelines:
- Wash your feet every day using mild soap and tap water Not warm water. Do not soak your feet longer than 5 minutes because your skin will get drenched. Dry your feet well. Be sure to dry between your toes. Use talcum to keep the skin between your toes dry.
- Keep the skin soft and smooth at all times by rubbing a thin coat of skin lotion, cream on the tops and bottoms of your feet but never apply in between the toes.
- If you have corns and calluses, check with your doctor or foot care specialist about the best way to care for them.
Do not cut corns and calluses yourself. Don’t use razor blades, corn plasters, or liquid corn and callus removers.
- Trim your toenails each week or when needed. Trim toenails straight across and smooth them with an emery board. Don’t cut into the corners of the toenail. If you can’t see well, if your toenails are thick or yellowed, or if your nails curve and grow into the skin, have a foot care doctor trim them.
- Always wear shoes and socks at all times. Do not walk barefoot. Choose clean, lightly padded socks that fit well. Socks that have no seams are best. Wear shoes and socks that fit well and protect your feet.
- Keep the blood flowing to your feet by exercising correctly. Wiggle your toes for 5 minutes, 2 or 3 times a day. Move your ankles up and down and in and out to improve blood flow in your feet and legs.
- Don’t smoke. Smoking reduces blood flow to your feet. Ask for help to stop smoking.
- Ask your doctor to help you plan a daily activity program that is right for you.
3.Shoes and accessories tailored for patients with foot health problems under the supervision of a doctor
4.Foot surgery for patients who have abnormal foot shape, ingrowing clubfoot, hammer toe or claw toe
The centre is open daily between the following hours:
Wed & Fri : 08.00 a.m.-12.00 p.m.
Appointments & Inquiries:
For further information or to make an appointment Surgery & Orthopedic Surgery Department on 1st floor, BNH Hospital, please contact us
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