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Feet are an often-neglected part of the body until there is pain. However, anyone who’s ever experienced what it’s like to have this vital part of their body compromised knows just how important feet maintenance is, especially preventative care. At Medway Healthcare, we make it possible to maintain mobility, ease discomfort and avoid more serious problems with our dedicated nurses and care providers. From critical diabetic foot care to medical-quality nail trimming and bunion removal, Medway has everything you need to keep your feet healthy.

What is a Foot Care Nurse?

A nurse for diabetic foot care and other foot care treatment needs, is a registered nurse who has had certified training in foot related ailments. Some of the common problems that a foot specialist nurse is able to handle with precision include:

  • Soften, remove or reduce thick calluses and corns
  • Manage deformed or thickened nails that are unable to be cut with regular clippers
  • Foot assessment for edema (swelling) and circulation
  • Assess ulcer risks and apply preventative care

While there are variations in treatment based on the nurse’s training and their personal experience, Medway works hard to bring only the best foot specialists to our patients and provides additional training as needed to ensure you get the best quality service.

Educating Patients on Foot Care

For anyone under the supervision of a nurse, especially those who require diabetic foot care, education is a big part of what your nurse will do. A Medway foot specialist nurse will typically visit with a patient on a monthly basis and a large part of their job is to ensure patients have the knowledge and tools to care for their own feet in between visits. Depending on a patient’s level of ability and condition, this could include how to moisturize the feet, trim nails and look for signs of ulcers. While a monthly visit is most common, Medway will work with you to design a schedule that is perfect for you or a loved one.

Importance of Diabetic Foot Care

While care of feet is important for everyone, it’s especially critical for diabetics. There are two reasons for this: diabetic patients suffer from nerve damage in their feet which makes it difficult to feel pain and prevent infection; additionally, poor circulation may contribute to ulcer formation.

Do you or a loved one need diabetic foot care or other foot health services? Medway is just a call away at 1-(888) 425-4850. Set up your free consultation today!