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Jefferson’s NJ Wound Care Center Offers Foot Health Tips

April 15, 2019

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.

For more information, call 1-866-547-4325 or visit www.KennedyIsJefferson.org/wound.