Jefferson’s NJ Wound Care Center Offers Foot Health Tips
April is National Foot Health Awareness Month, and the experts at Jefferson Health’s New Jersey-based Center for Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (Wound Care Center) suggest people take a moment to “stand up” for their feet. Currently, 6.7 million Americans are living with a chronic wound, and more than two million of those are suffering from a diabetic foot ulcer.
The Jefferson Wound Care Center suggests the following preventative measures to help improve your foot health:
- Check your feet daily for red spots, cuts, swelling, blisters, sores or other injuries.
- Wash your feet every day and dry them with care, especially between the toes.
- Trim your toenails as needed after you’ve washed and dried your feet.
- Wear properly fitting shoes that do not rub or pinch.
- Always wear socks or stockings with shoes; never walk barefoot or while wearing just socks.
- Physical activity can help increase circulation in your feet. Consult your healthcare provider to see which physical activity is right for you.
The Jefferson Center for Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has outpatient treatment facilities in Cherry Hill (2211 Chapel Avenue, Suite 404) and Washington Township (543 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell) that provide comprehensive treatment for non-healing wounds — wounds that have not significantly improved in a month, or completely healed in two months.