What is a monofilament foot exam?

monofilament foot exam

Help prevent foot problems before they start (Spanish)

Did you know there is a link between diabetes and foot problems? Diabetes can cause foot problems such as nerve damage and poor blood flow. These foot problems can turn into dangerous problems such as infection, which could lead to amputation. Learn how to use the self-test tool and perform a monofilament foot exam, plus see steps you can take to help protect your feet each day. Remember, your healthcare provider should give you a complete foot exam at least once a year.

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