Get Tips and Tidbits of Advice

Get Tips and Tidbits of Advice

Learn more at our foot care center in Tuscaloosa, AL

You rely on your feet to transport you safely from place to place every day. How much quality care do they receive? In most cases, people only seek medical foot care when there is a problem or they’re in pain. To maintain your foot health, we recommend:

  • Keeping an eye on your feet for swelling, cuts and blisters
  • Washing your feet every day
  • Smoothing corns and calluses gently
  • Keeping your toenails trim
  • Taking care of your diabetes

Our foot care center welcomes patients of all ages experiencing a variety of foot problems. Call 205-464-9619 today to schedule an appointment with a qualified podiatrist in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Other things you should know

Of course, our podiatrist would never recommend at-home self-surgery on your feet. You need a professional to conduct a diagnosis and create a plan for treatment. When you’re experiencing pain or inflammation, you should see a doctor. Our location also offers casting and surgeries for broken ankles and feet. We perform our surgeries at UAB-West in Bessemer, AL.

We welcome patients from Bibb, Pickens and Greene counties. Visit Black Warrior Foot & Wound Center in Tuscaloosa today for professional foot care.

Top Ten Foot Health Tips from the American Podiatric Medical Association

  • Don’t ignore foot pain—it’s not normal. If the pain persists, see a podiatric physician.
  • Inspect your feet regularly. Pay attention to changes in color and temperature of your feet. Look for thick or discolored nails (a sign of developing fungus), and check for cracks or cuts in the skin. Peeling or scaling on the soles of feet could indicate athlete’s foot. Any growth on the foot is not considered normal.
  • Wash your feet regularly, especially between the toes, and be sure to dry them completely.
  • Trim toenails straight across, but not too short. Be careful not to cut nails in corners or on the sides; it can lead to ingrown toenails. Persons with diabetes, poor circulation, or heart problems should not treat their own feet because they are more prone to infection.
  • Make sure that your shoes fit properly. Purchase new shoes later in the day when feet tend to be at their largest and replace worn out shoes as soon as possible.
  • Select and wear the right shoe for the activity that you are engaged in (i.e., running shoes for running).
  • Alternate shoes—don’t wear the same pair of shoes every day.
  • Avoid walking barefooted—your feet will be more prone to injury and infection. At the beach or when wearing sandals, always use sun block on your feet just as on the rest of your body.
  • Be cautious when using home remedies for foot ailments; self-treatment can often turn a minor problem into a major one.
  • If you are a person with diabetes, it is vital that you see a podiatric physician at least once a year for a check-up.

To make an appointment by phone, please call (205) 464-9619.