Uncompressed, elastic and stitched diabetic men’s foot with no friction. Made of very soft and absorbent cotton. This sock has antibacterial treatment. Foot ulcers (wounds) and infections are the problems that diabetes can cause. The severity of the problem can range from minor injuries to serious damage to the foot tissue. Initial symptoms are swelling, redness, or pain. Wounds may appear on the sole of the foot and after healing may recur. If the wounds are not treated, tissue may die on the site and the skin becomes dark. If you have diabetes you are always at risk for foot infection.
The “diabetic foot” is characterized by the appearance of ulcerations in the feet, caused by peripheral neuropathy (change in the extremity of the limbs) and aggravated by circulatory changes resulting from microangiopathy (peripheral vascular change that is characterized by decreased blood circulation in the legs). small vessels due to their narrowing or obstruction) and macroangiopathy (decreased blood circulation in larger vessels due to their obstruction or narrowing).
About 50% of diabetic patients have neuropathy that characterizes a foot at risk. Circulatory changes lead to reduced nutrition and poor tissue oxygenation due to blood flow deficiency, lowering defenses and contributing to the appearance of lesions.
The diagnosis of diabetic foot is mainly made by the symptoms of neuropathy (decreased sensitivity – hypoesthesia, or total loss of sensitivity – anesthesia); by the presence of callosities; by nail changes and decreased circulation with decreased or absent distal arterial pulses and foot cooling.
CARE TO BE:
• Examine your feet daily, including your toes, for cuts, corns, or blisters.
• Wash feet daily with warm water.
• Wipe the feet carefully, especially between the toes, preferably with a soft cotton cloth (diaper type).
• Do not use alcohol.
• Apply moisturizing cream on the legs and feet, never between the toes.
• Do not remove cuticles, cut nails in a straight line without leaving points, if necessary, file nails.
• Do not walk barefoot, do not wear tight-toed shoes, open rubber or plastic sandals, open and with straps between your toes.
• Before putting on shoes, check that there is no object that could hurt your foot.
• When sitting raise your feet, move your toes – improves blood circulation.
• If you notice deformed toes, corns, sores, cold feet, nails that grow short, see a doctor.
• Preferably wear BB-Medical Diabetic Foot Socks – they protect the skin from friction and prevent sweat.