Diabetic foot ulcers are serious, so don't mess around. Get them treated as soon as you notice the problem. Ulcers don't go away on their own.
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that can cause tingling, burning or numbness in your feet. It can be commonly seen in diabetic patients.
Cracked heels and heel fissures start out as dry skin and turn into a painful health problem. They occur when the skin on the edge of the heel becomes too dry, hardens into a callus and then starts to crack.
Obesity can wreak havoc on your feet and ankles. Multiple studies have linked a higher BMI (body mass index) with foot and ankle problems, and even amounts as small as an extra 10 pounds can cause issues.
Limb Amputation Prevention
If you are diabetic, then you need to know that your feet need extra attention. If you suffer from numbness in your feet, then you can't feel if you have a sore, cut, or gash on your feet.
In our office, many of our patients with cold feet and poor circulation happen to be diabetics as well. We actually offer a quick, in-office test that evaluates poor circulation problems such Peripheral Arterial Disease "PAD" or Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI).
Additional Diabetic Services
We provide in-house testing to evaluate for the following nerve conditions. This allows you to avoid long hospital waits to be scheduled and lengthy waits for results and reports.
Poor Circulation Testing
In our office, many of our patients with cold feet and poor circulation happen to be diabetics as well. We actually offer a quick, in-office test that evaluates poor circulation problems such Peripheral Arterial Disease “PAD” or Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI).
Taking care of your feet needs to be one of your top priorities if you are living with diabetes. The good news is that most insurance plans cover one pair of diabetic shoes per year.
It may seem like a simple task, but trimming your nails can be dangerous if you have poor circulation or diabetes. Neuropathy (or loss of feeling) is common in those with diabetes.