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Tips for Taking Care of Your Feet

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Jen_Curley

Jen Curley, BSN, RN, CFCN

During Foot Health Month, Jen Curley, BSN, RN, CFCN (Certified Foot Care Nurse) encourages you to care for your feet by:

  • Looking for red spots, cuts, swelling and blisters on your feet and between your toes every day. If you can’t see or reach them, ask for help or use a mirror. Wearing white socks can help you detect any drainage that may not be seen on dark socks.
  • Carefully washing and drying your feet daily. Soaking is not recommended.
  • Keeping your feet moisturized. Dry skin can lead to cracks, which can lead to infection. Moisturizing between your toes is not recommended.
  • Working with your healthcare provider, if you’re diabetic, to manage your blood sugar.

If you need an appointment, please call the St. Joseph Skin and Wound Healing Clinic at 207.907.1550 or visit:
https://www.stjoeshealing.org/our-services/specialty-services/hyperbaric-wound-healing-center

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