Diabetic Foot Care
Patients with diabetes have extra risks of infections and injuries of their feet than other patients. Extra foot care and attention are then required for these patients. Our certified podiatrists have extensive experience and knowledge in diabetic foot care. We highly recommend that our diabetic patients contact us at the first sign of a foot injury.
Diabetes often causes feet to swell, which results in constricted blood flow to the feet. A diabetic’s feet can become numb and tingly. Sometimes the numbness will be so great that a patient will not feel any pain from a cut, injury or infection on his or her feet, which can lead to postponed treatment. Diabetic patients are heavily encouraged to visually examine their feet daily. Major swelling, lesions, bruising, abnormal coloring or growths. These can be signs of more serious feet problems and can become serious if not treated early.
Besides regular self-exams and office visits, there are other ways our diabetic patients can take care of their feet to keep them healthy: