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    check toenails

    This is just a note to check your toenails. I just found out that one of my toenails had curled around and grown into my toe. It could have caused all kinds of problems had I not caught it. It would have hurt a lot had I had sensation.

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    AMEN to that one. Those toe nails can lead to open areas, dysreflexia and infection.

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    Go to a podiatrist every 6 weeks. 15 minutes and you’re good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mombo View Post
    Go to a podiatrist every 6 weeks. 15 minutes and you’re good to go.
    I started using a podiatrist in recent years after decades of managing my own feet. It’s been a luxury and feels good to know my feet / toes are in good shape.

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    Totally agree with the above. It is not a luxury for many - but a necessity.

    ckf
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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    Medicare doesn't pay for routine nail cutting, but for persons in our situation (insensate, no dexterity, AD, etc) the podiatrist can perform these regular services and I have never had a problem for the last 15+ years.

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