Feet first: promoting overall health with foot care

Feet can be an indicator of your overall health. Regular medical foot care can spot early signs of serious conditions including heart disease, diabetes, nerve and circulatory disorders. Our providers can help you avoid falls and stay mobile, too!

Much more than a pedicure

Foot care with Colorado Visiting Nurse Association allows patients to receive preventative care and discuss their health with a medical professional. Our nurses build relationships with our foot care clinic patients. These repeat visits let us look at health changes over time, and we can provide referrals for physicians or support systems.

What does a medical foot exam include?

  • Medication review
  • Foot exam, including inspection for any discoloration, swelling, redness, warmth, cuts, scrapes, corns, calluses, or other changes of the foot, ankle, and leg below the knee
  • Testing for neuropathy (nerve damage)
  • Monitoring blood pressure
  • Checking for coronary disease by taking your “pedal”, or foot, pulse
  • Assessing and monitoring chronic diseases including hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis
  • Individual health coaching and education

How can you care for your feet at home?

  • Examine feet daily. Look for blisters, cuts, and ingrown toenails.
  • Put your feet up when sitting down to promote circulation in your feet.
  • Stand up and move around if you are sitting for long periods of time.
  • Protect your feet from heat and cold.
  • Keep feet clean and dry.
  • Wash your feet every day. Do not soak your feet unless prescribed by your provider.
  • Trim toenails with clippers regularly. Trim nails straight across, smooth corners with an emery board or nail file.

Host a Medical Foot Care Clinic at Your Location

There is no cost to you to host a clinic at your location. Call (303) 698-6496 or email wellness@vnacolorado.org today to recommend a location or get more information about hosting a clinic.

Colorado VNA manages all patient care, eligibility and referral tracking.

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Please feel free to ask questions.