Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on November 13, 2015

Sources

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society: "How to Practice Good Foot Hygiene," "How to Care for Your Diabetic Feet."

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How to care for your feet:

Use a wet stone to gently smooth heels and calluses.

Never cut or shave!

Push back cuticles, don't cut!

Trim and file toenails straight across. Don't cut too short!

Use a moisturizer. Keep the space between your toes dry to prevent infections.

If you have diabetes, check your feet daily for cuts and bruises. Always wear shoes and socks to protect your feet.