Foot & Leg Care for
At Riley’s Drugs we know how important it is to take care of your feet! You may be living with diabetes, poor circulation or neuropathy (loss of feeling in feet or hands). These conditions can lead to minor injuries and if left untreated may lead to infection, ulceration or even amputation.
Medicare’s Therapeutic Foot Bill allows qualified Medicare recipients with diabetes to receive one pair of depth shoes and three pair of multi density moldable inserts each year. Your Dr. must perform a foot exam on you in their office and provide you with a prescription for diabetic shoes. Medicare also now requires you to provide your Dr. with a log of your blood sugar readings from your meter. The staff at Riley’s can help you with any information and the forms you need for your Dr. to complete. Call today to make your appointment to be fitted for your new shoes. Your feet will be glad you did! If you have diabetes, here are a few suggestions for taking good care of your feet everyday!
|Wash your feet daily making sure to test the water temperature with your hand or elbow first|
|Check your feet and between your toes for cuts or blisters|
|Check the inside of your shoes for rough areas or foreign objects before wearing|
|Take your shoes and socks off at every Dr’s appointment so your physician can visually inspect your feet|
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