What is diabetic foot care and why is it important?
Diabetic foot care involves regular check-ups and proper foot care to prevent and manage complications such as ulcers, infections, and amputations. It's crucial for patients with diabetes as they are more prone to these complications due to factors like poor circulation and nerve damage.
What are the common causes of diabetic foot complications?
Diabetic foot complications can result from various factors, including lack of feeling in the foot due to neuropathy, poor circulation, accidental cuts or abrasions from home nail and callus care, and trauma or injury.
What are the symptoms of diabetic foot complications?
Symptoms of diabetic foot complications can include drainage in your sock, redness and swelling, and odor if an ulcer has progressed significantly. Since many people with diabetes have reduced or no ability to feel pain in their feet, pain is not a common symptom.
When should I seek professional care for diabetic foot complications?
Prevention is the best approach to diabetic foot complications. Attend regular check-ups at our office every 2-3 months for a foot examination, trimming of thickened nails and calluses, and a thorough examination of the sensation and circulation in your feet. If you notice an ulcer or any other foot complication, visit our office immediately to reduce the risk of infection and amputation.
What types of treatment do you offer for diabetic foot complications?
Our podiatrists at Modern Foot & Ankle will develop a suitable treatment plan for your diabetic foot complications using a multispecialty approach. Key factors in the treatment of diabetic foot complications include prevention of infection, off-loading pressure from the affected area, debridement (removal of dead skin and tissue), application of medication or dressings, and managing blood glucose and other health problems.
Why should I choose Modern Foot & Ankle for my diabetic foot care?
At Modern Foot & Ankle, we are dedicated to offering exceptional, patient-centered care for a variety of foot and ankle conditions, including diabetic foot care. Our team of skilled podiatrists and surgeons utilize the latest techniques and technology to deliver effective treatments that help prevent and manage diabetic foot complications.