Date: Aug 2010
A very successful two days of foot screening. We screened 163 people, gave self-screening information to over 90 people and talked to another 20 or more people who just wanted information.
A very successful two days of foot screening. THANK YOU to our ten volunteers. And THANK YOU to Karen Dobbins who funded this activity, and was one of our volunteers. We screened 163 people, gave self-screening information to over 90 people and talked to another 20 or more people who just wanted information. Overall this is a 20% increase in service from last year even though we had to shorten our time about an hour and a half due to volunteer shortage (illness). About 20% of persons screened had loss of protective sensation and were counseled on monitoring their feet and following up with their doctor. About 15% of persons screened were known diabetic. We also saw lots of dry skin, fungal nails, bunions, corns, hammer toes, calluses, some ingrown toenails, one person with foot ulcers, and one person with foot pronation. Many of the calluses and long nails we were able to care for thanks to Russ Porter and his tools. All these persons were counseled on follow-up with physicians. Everyone screened also received a brief foot massage with Bag Balm, which was quite popular, and was told how to use this ointment daily and how to purchase. For fungal nails we suggested Vicks VapoRub twice daily to the nails for six months.