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Keeping Your Feet Healthy & Why It’s Important

Your feet carry you where you want to go in the journey of life. For this reason, it is important to keep them clean, healthy, and taken care of. Keeping an eye on your feet is crucial, especially with seniors as it your foot health can give you early warnings of serious health concerns such as diabetes, arthritis, and poor blood circulation.

Signs of unhealthy feet may include, and are not limited to…

  • Dryness and Cracking: which can lead to skin infections, as well as corns and calluses.
  • Constantly Cold Feet and Toes: circulatory problems, potentially caused by diabetes.
  • Swelling: infection, neuropathic arthropathy, deep vein thrombosis, and arthritis.
  • Thick and Discoloured Toenails: nail fugus, injury, and anemia.

Let us help you keep them healthy along the way! Carefor’s foot care clinics are now accepting new clients across Ottawa! There is one location in the East end, and one in the West end.

Our specially trained foot care nurses provide personal foot care including…

  • Comprehensive Foot Assessment.
  • Cutting and filing of toenails.
  • Treatment of ingrown nails, thickened nails.
  • Paddings as necessary to improve comfort and mobility.
  • Preventative foot care for high-risk clients with diabetes, arthritis, and circulation problems.
  • Referral to doctors, podiatrists, chiropodists, or other health professionals as necessary.
  • Health teaching.

With foot health, being proactive is essential. This is why we encourage seniors to seek out foot health, and visit Carefor’s foot care clinics, to ensure ultimate safety and health.

 

Locations:

West End Clinic 2580 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2B 7H5

East End Clinic 760 Belfast Rd, Ottawa, ON K1G 6M8

 

Contact to schedule an appointment:

Clerical District Coordinator

833-922-2734 ext. 2158

clerical@carefor.ca

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