Follow "The Path to Healthy Feet" with Tips from Methodist Wound Treatment Center

Methodist Wound Treatment Center is encouraging patients to put their ‘best foot forward’ this Foot Health Awareness Month by following a few simple healthy feet tips.

The majority of adults in the US acknowledge they do not care for their feet as regularly as some other body parts, such as their heart or teeth. In fact, only 2 in 10 regularly give their foot health a great deal of thought. Because foot health can be an indicator for other health problems, it is important to take care of your feet each day.1

“Because we have seen the effects of delayed care, we continually stress the importance of preventative measures,” explains Bill Hall, MD, medical director of the Methodist Wound Treatment Center. “Putting your ‘best foot forward’ means routine foot checks – especially for those with diabetes or other systemic diseases, like peripheral arterial disease (PAD).”

Team members with the Methodist Wound Treatment Center smile during Foot Health Awareness Month. Not pictured: Bill Hall, MD; David Stanley, MD; Dave Drum PA-C

In addition to routine foot checks, the Methodist Wound Treatment Center staff recommends that patients:

  • Avoid walking barefoot.
  • Wear properly fitted shoes.
  • Keep toenails trimmed.
  • Wear socks or stockings with shoes.
  • Regularly wash feet with soap and warm water; rinse well and pat dry.

If a patient discovers a non-healing wound or ulcer on their feet, wound care is essential. The Methodist Wound Treatment Center treats all wounds with a comprehensive approach. For patients, that means faster healing times, increased mobility and decreased amputation rates – all leading to a better quality of life.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Methodist Wound Treatment Center at 865-835-3740 or go online to Referral is not required.


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