Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetes and proper foot care under a skilled podiatrist go hand in hand. Diabetes has a myriad of health concerns associated with it. One of the most common, but often over-looked, health concern is its effect on your feet. Diabetes increases your risk of developing a number of foot problems, often because of two complications of the disease: nerve damage (neuropathy) and poor circulation.
For diabetics, minor foot problems can turn into major complications, including:
- Cracked heels
- Ingrown toenails
- Ulcers (sores) that don’t heal
Poorly managed diabetes can result in other conditions, such as:
- Diabetic peripheral neuropathy, nerve damage, leading to numbness, loss of sensation and pain in your feet, legs, or hands; and
- Charcot foot, a condition in which the bones of the foot are weakened enough to fracture.
Laser Podiatry Associates understands your needs as a diabetic patient. With over 40 years of podiatric experience, we will provide you with care and treatment plans that are tailored to your specific needs. Our individualized diabetic foot care guidelines will educate you and help you keep your feet healthy for years to come. If you haven’t made your appointment to see our doctors then do so today.