The Use of Foot Hammock for the Foot Surgery Patients
May 10, 2021
In a report made, it was stated that about 19% of the US population has an average of 1.4-foot problem each year. Most of the common foot problems are:
● foot surgeries (5% of the population)
● corns and calluses (5% of the population)
● ingrown or toenail problems (5% of the population)
● foot injuries, bunion, flat feet, foot arches (6% of the population)
In the same report, sprains, and strains fall under 60% of all ankle injuries. Other podiatrists receive 43% of patients who have toe/joint deformity cases. Lastly, podiatrists are four times less likely to use costly inpatients treatment than other physicians. What’s the implication? First, it means that there are most likely people who experience injuries of the ankle. In a busy life, we tend to hurry up; almost run when crossing the street just to finish errands and most of the time, tend to sprain our ankles or step on something because of the rush. When at home, we also try to hurry up and forget to be extra cautious when moving around, these things irritate our heels, ankles, and toes. Irritation that in the long run, may create damage to feet. However, some individuals take these things lightly because they believe that there’s nothing to be worried about because it’s just a normal fungal infection without knowing that there are dangers behind it.
With that, we’ll discuss the:
a. dangers of ignoring foot infection or injuries
Let us begin the discussion now:
I. The Dangers of Ignoring Foot Infection or Injuries:
According to the author, Jennifer Acosta Scott in her article, people are unaware of the possible complications of fungal infections on the foot that are beyond the appearance. In addition, there are health consequences in the long run if one would put off seeking treatments from the experts like a podiatrist. So, an individual must be cautious of the following complications of fungal infections:
Most patients who undergo surgery in a podiatrist’s clinics have one thing in common: the severe condition of calluses, corns, and ingrown. These cause damage to the skin and tissue. Hence, once the surgery is performed on them, the doctor needs more than 30 minutes to get rid of the deep seed corn. At times, these even excrete substances that are simply too much for the eyes to see (I honestly do not want to go further to the details because it’s somehow gut-turning).
This severity has been caused by ignoring the foot infection for years until they feel so much pain on their soles that they can barely even walk or step their feet on the ground.
Conditions like this could also impair the movement of the individual with a foot infection. Worse comes to worst when one has a prior condition such as Diabetes. If you’re going to watch the videos on Youtube, you would see cringe-worthy episodes of a podiatrist’s channel. Most cases involve the elderly because they are the ones who have ignored their condition for a long time. I guess ignoring these conditions might cause complications that might be needing amputation.
b.Spread of the Fungus:
Mistreatment of the areas (especially around the foot area) may cause the spread of fungal infection. Wearing socks can worsen the situation because the bacteria thrive around the area that is warm, dark, and moist.
Some people who grow have this condition do not know the dangers of the infection getting into the bloodstream that may be fatal. This risk starts with a simple case of cellulitis according to the U.S National Library of Medicine.
d.Loss of Nails:
Fungal infection can also cause loss of nails. When the entire nail has severely infected a procedure called avulsion would be done in which the nail would be removed from the nail bed. In this case, it would not be positive for a new nail to regrow.
Now that we have discussed the dangers of ignoring fungal infections, we are going to discuss now the ways to take care of the foot after the surgery. Most of the time, severe cases take place when one fails to maintain the cleanliness of the wounded area. So, here are:
II.Ways to Take Care of Foot After the Surgery:
a.Follow all the written and verbal postoperative instructions.
b.Plan on doing nothing but resting and elevating the foot. If you still needed to work even under the said condition you may still observe elevation of the foot with Flexispot’s Portable Under Desk Foot Hammock FH01.
c.Pain medication can cause constipation during the period of recovery so you may try food items that are rich in fiber to aid your bowel movement.
d.Make sure to cleanse the wound gently with clean water and antibacterial soap after a few days of the surgery
e. Do not scrub or soak the wound.
f. Do not use rubbing alcohol or Hydrogen Peroxide which can harm the tissue and slow the healing of the wound.
e.Air-dry the incision or pat it with a clean, fresh towel before reapplying the dressing.
Maintaining the cleanliness of the area around the wound is difficult at times because it’s pretty painful to clean it without feeling the sharp pain but it would be better because the worse infection could be avoided when it would get disinfected well.
The next part of the discussion will be about the foot hammock that is an effective product to use especially when one needs to recover from a foot infection or surgery. So here is an innovative product to consider:
Portable Under Desk Foot Hammock FH01:
a.A product that gives full comfort and support to your legs, back, and feet. So, if you’re wearing a cast and bandage around your foot, you would not feel the numbness around the feet and would not strain your legs.
b.It’s also highly adjustable.
c. It helps create good blood circulation.
d.It’s recommended by doctors.
Looking at these features, investing in this kind of product is worth your money.
We sometimes overlook the dangers of having an infection especially in areas that could be covered by socks, clothes, or undergarments. However, a close check on these areas could help you nip things in the bud and avoid spending much on surgery.
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