This is a quick reminder to our diabetic patients to always look inside and shake your shoes before putting them on. Just today a patient came into the office for a sore on the bottom of their foot because they walked all day with a metal screw in their shoe. This is not the first time something like this has happened. Our providers have taken out coins, screws, balled up socks, bits of plastic, wrappers, medication bottles and even a pair of eyeglasses from patient’s shoes. These people had no clue there was something in their shoes due to their neuropathy. These items can cause blisters and wounds to the feet without the patient realizing.
So please, check your shoes!