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Thornhill Podiatrist | Thornhill Orthotics Richmond Hill | ON | The Foot Institute |


Darryl Cohen and Associates
NHD Pod(SA), BSc(Hons)(Podiatric Studies)


441 Clark Ave West
Suite 201
Thornhill, ON
L4J 6W8
(Sobeys Plaza at corner Clark and Hilda)
(905) 886-3965


Lawrence Square Shoppng Centre
700 Lawrence Ave West
Suite 125
Toronto, ON
M6A 3B4  
(416) 787-1381


Orthotics Richmond Hill

Care For Diabetic Foot - All You Need To Know  

Diabetic foot conditions have become one of the major health concerns in many parts of the world. In fact, it has become one of the common causes of hospitalization. 

Diabetes people often suffer from foot problems that arise due to two complications of the disease - nerve damage and poor blood circulation. Poor blood flow and lack of feeling in the foot often allow development of small blisters that can lead to serious infections in later stages.

Chronic-nerve damage can also cause cracked skin, which often gives way to opportunistic bacteria to seep in and cause infections. The consequences of such a condition can lead to hospitalization, rigorous course of antibiotics and in some cases amputation of the foot. Thus, it is often advised that diabetic people should be careful and conduct daily inspection of their foot to prevent such kind of foot problems.


General Care Tips For Diabetic Foot


In this section, we’re going to discuss some general diabetic foot care tips that will help you prevent the condition. These tips include:


Avoid walking barefoot. Since the nerve damage significantly decreases the sensation in the foot, you might not feel when little pebbles or stones will get stuck in your foot. Negligence of such things can lead to severe infections. Always wear slippers when walking to reduce the risk of diabetic foot.


Keep your foot skin moist and soft. Use lotions every day after bath and before sleeping to keep your foot skin hydrated and supple. Dry and cracked skin is home to many parasites and infections.


Do not forget to trim your toe-nails. Use nail file to clean the corners. If you have ingrown toenails, consult your doctor for proper care.


Avoid using antiseptic solutions, drugstore medications, sharp instruments or heating pads on your feet without consulting your doctor. Keep your feet away from radiators and fireplace.


Try to keep your feet warm. It is advised to wear loose socks. Wear warm shoes in winters and avoid going out in the rain or snow.


Smoking can damage your blood vessels and also decreases your body’s ability to deliver oxygen. When combined with diabetes, such health complications can significantly increases the risk of amputation of both feet and hands.


Shoe wear For Diabetic Care


For a patient with diabetic foot, choose and wear shoes with right fitting after consulting any orthotics Richmond Hill clinic. Diabetic foot care & shoe fitting are inter-related as poor fitting pair of shoes can cause ulcer and several infections. Here are some tips for buying right the shoes.


? Buy shoes that feel comfortable and easy to walk in.

? Check how the shoe you have chosen fits in terms of width, back, length, sole and bottom of heel.

? Measure your feet every time you decide to buy new shoes.

? Your foot size and shape change over the years, so make sure you avoid experimenting with different styles of shoes.

? Wear new pair of shoes for not more than 2 hours a day and also avoid wearing the same pair every day.




Most insurance companies cover the cost of orthotics Richmond Hill for diabetic people. If you are suffering from diabetic foot, you should immediately consult your orthotics Richmond Hill doctor. You can discuss your options with your doctor, to understand the right treatment and prevention.


Though there are many orthotics Richmond Hill clinics, but when it comes to the best orthotics Richmond Hill clinic, the name of “” comes before everyone else. 





Thornhill Podiatrist The Foot Institute is a poidiatry office providing Orthotics Richmond Hill , orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Thornhill, ON. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Taylor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the L4J6W8 area and surrounding areas in Thornhill