Caring for your remaining limb

After having a leg or foot amputated, it’s very important to avoid injuring your remaining “good” leg and foot, particularly if your amputation was needed because of diabetes. Your remaining leg and foot may also be at risk.

Diabetics must avoid wearing poorly fitting footwear and ensure that an appropriately trained healthcare professional, such as a podiatrist, is involved in the care of your remaining foot. You should also be offered a regular review of your foot by a foot care team.

Find out more about diabetes and foot care.