Mirror, Mirror on the Floor

May 1, 2006

Regular foot inspections can be made easier for elderly persons by using a mirror.

For some elderly patients with diabetes, a chronic back problem or arthritis makes regular inspection of their feet difficult. Suggest that such patients place a mirror on the floor, leaning it at an angle against the wall. This enables them to inspect their feet with little effort.

- Mohammed M. Basha, MD
   Gainesville, Fla