Diabetes can affect many parts of the body, especially the feet and heels. It is very important that diabetics take special care of their feet. Diabetics may develop serious foot problems more quickly and have more complications as a result than people without the disease. For example, a small irritation like an open blister in a healthy person could become a severe issue to a diabetic.
Another thing to remember is that a common way to pamper yourself before your diagnosis can now be a potentially hazardous spa day. Diabetics should be diligent about getting pedicures in a safe and healthy environment. The key for a diabetic is to view all foot problems as potentially dangerous and to prevent them by seeking podiatric care as soon as they occur. Diabetic amputation is a very real threat for those that delay in treatment.
- Diabetic Ulcers
- Plantar Fibroma
- Cracked Heels and Fissures
- Obesity and Foot/Ankle Pain
- Tarsal Tunnel
- Ingrown Toenails
- Diabetic Limb Amputation
- Diabetic-Related Athlete’s Foot
- Poor Circulation
- Wound Care
Lexington Podiatry provides many additional services for diabetic patients in order to make your diagnosis less stressful, such as relaxing pedicures and lower limb massages in our PEDspa suite. We also provide convenient in-house testing so you can avoid long hospital waits to be scheduled and lengthy waits for results and reports.
Additional Diabetic Services
- Diabetic Pedicures
- Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Velocity Testing (Neuropathy)
- Vascular Testing (Poor Circulation)
- Diabetic Shoes
If you are concerned that you may have complications due to your diabetes, don’t hesitate to call (859) 264 – 1141 or make an online appointment.