Promotion of foot care is becoming very common as health care providers are recognizing the importance of early intervention in preventing future complications, infections or even possible amputations. Foot care services are available to everyone that may have questions or concerns related to their feet. People with chronic pain in their feet, history of stroke, vision impairment, structural changes to their nails, diabetes and mechanical back pain often are in need of assistance with professional foot care.
There are a variety of health care providers that can assist people with keeping their feet healthy, including nurses.
The goals of a nurse-managed foot care clinic are to prevent illness and encourage an active participation in health maintenance by increasing patient knowledge. A nurse-managed clinic that focuses on foot care presents an excellent opportunity to provide quality care to patients who are at risk by monitoring for debilitating foot conditions while teaching proper foot care techniques. It is well documented that foot care can prevent serious complications, such as amputation, making it essential for patients to be educated and receive professional foot care.
A basic foot care appointment includes assessment of the condition of the feet, nail reduction, treatment of basic foot conditions, skin care advice and sensitivity testing for diabetes. This level of care is usually provided by nurses at clinics or in the home.
At Oak Medical Arts our advanced-trained nurses offer quality, non-invasive treatment of:
- Diabetic Feet
- Thick, discolored nails
- Ingrown toenails
Within our team we have the ability to work collaboratively with other health care professionals to provide a holistic approach to foot care. This includes:
- Gait assessments; custom orthotics
- Compression stockings
- Wound assessment
- Plantar wart treatment
In addition, Oak Medical Arts provides clinic appointments in two locations as well as offering home visits with experienced nurses.