Foot Care Services with a Nurse

foot care by a nurse west island montrealIs it time to have a professional Foot Care Nurse help with your feet?

To stay active and mobile, you must maintain regular and extensive care of your feet. Maintaining proper foot care is critical to your independence; therefore, it may be a good idea to hire a foot care nurse.

At Retire-At-Home West Island Montreal, all of our nurses are trained in advanced and personalized foot care. Our services are carried out inside of the home, where our nurses monitor the health and healing of your feet at your comfort and convenience.

Our Foot Care Nurses will provide the following services:

  • A nursing assessment to identify any foot problems and help you understand your risk factors
  • Foot massages to encourage circulation
  • Education on proper foot care (see section below on tips for Maintaining Healthy Feet)
  • Nail cutting
  • Corn and callous care
  • Ingrown toenail care
  • Identification of the need for more specialized treatments and referrals to appropriate resources in your community

Tips for Maintaining Healthy Feet

According to research on foot health, the number of foot complications can be substantially reduced using certain precautionary measures.

  • Wash your feet daily
  • Wash your feet in warm (not hot) water
  • Dry your feet well. Making sure to dry between the toes
  • Examine your feet and toes daily for cuts, blisters, red spots, bruises and swelling
  • Use a mirror to check the bottoms of your feet. If you can’t see, ask a family member for help you
  • If you have diabetes, consult regularly with your health care team to keep your blood sugar within a good range
  • Keep the skin soft and smooth
  • Apply a thin coat of good moisture retention cream containing UREA over the tops and bottoms of your feet, but not between your toes
  • Always Wear Shoes and Socks. Your shoes are the first lines of defense in protecting your feet.
  • Wear shoes that are comfortable but also fit well.
  • Never walk barefoot
  • Wear thick, soft cotton or wool socks to protect and cushion your feet

Did you know that your foot contains…

  • 26 small bones
  • More than 150 ligaments and an intricate network of muscles, nerves, and blood vessels
  • 25,000 sweat glands per foot
  • During a typical day, the feet endure a cumulative force of several hundred tons
  • An average person will take 10,000 steps every day.

If you notice any of the following, see your doctor right away:

  • An injury that doesn’t heal or becomes infected
  • Any part of your foot or leg that turns blue or black
  • Pain when walking that is relieved by rest
  • Reduced sensation to pain or extreme temperatures
  • Any unusual coldness, cramping, numbness, tingling or discomfort in your feet

Contact us today to learn more about your home care options or to book a Free Nurse Consultation in the West Island of Montreal – including Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Pointe-Claire, Kirkland, and Pierrefonds!