Diabetes and Foot Health

As everyone knows, foot pain can literally stop you in your tracks. For this reason, it’s essential to partner with a podiatry office that is well equipped to address a wide range of foot health needs.  At our state-of-the-art podiatry practice, we welcome patients of all ages for care and offer the most advanced and effective services to diagnose, manage, and treat all sorts of foot and ankle disorders. We provide the skilled and compassionate treatment that’s required to alleviate the symptoms of painful foot conditions and injuries as well as address the many problems associated with improper foot mechanics and consequences of systemic medical conditions like diabetes and arthritis on foot health.

Did you know that according to the latest fact sheet issued by the American Diabetes Association that almost thirty million children and adults in the United States have diabetes? It’s a serious condition, that if not adequately managed leads to severe consequences to one’s overall health and well-being. Diabetes contributes to the development of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, eye problems, nerve impairment, and severe medical issues in the lower extremities.

It’s essential to keep in mind that for people with diabetes, even the smallest blister, sore, or cut on the foot pose tremendous risks. Something as minor as an irritation from a small pebble in a shoe can quickly progress from a wound that doesn’t heal to a dangerous infection that can lead to amputation and even a life-threatening situation.

The keys to avoiding the foot-related complications associated with diabetes are the prevention and early detection of problems. For people with diabetes, it’s extremely important that in addition to maintaining a healthy blood sugar level and healthy lifestyle, they practice a daily inspection of their feet, follow a regular care regimen at home, and schedule appointments at our office at the first sign of a problem as well as for thorough examinations on a regular basis.

As your trusted partner in podiatric care, our office provides the skilled and compassionate care required to lower your risk of diabetic complications that can compromise the health of your feet and your overall well-being.