A Plus Family Foot & Ankle Center

1221 South Water Street Suite A
Kent, Ohio 44240

Checklist for Healthy Feet

Daily Exam

  1. Look for cuts or sores
  2. Check for warning signs: redness, swelling, warmth, pain, slow healing, dry cracks, bleeding corns or calluses, tenderness, loss of sensation

Daily Care

  1. Wash your feet daily and dry them carefully, especially between the toes
  2. Use talcum powder
  3. Do not cut corns or calluses: consult a foot care specialist
  4. Keep toenails trimmed and smooth
  5. Promptly treat dry skin or athlete’s foot
  6. Keep blood glucose under control

Periodic Foot Exam By Your Healthcare Provider

  1. Once a year for everyone, every 3 – 6 months for people at high risk
  2. Take off shoes and socks at every doctor visit
  3. Check for sensation and foot pulses
  4. Ask for a risk evaluation


  1. Wear shoes and socks at all times
  2. Don’t wear shoes or socks that are too tight
  3. Wear well-cushioned shoes
  4. Buy shoes that are roomy and “breathe”
  5. People with diagnosed foot problems may need special footwear