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Care for Diabetic Feet

Caring for diabetic feet is imperative for preventing serious problems. Diabetes can lead to nerve damage, known as neuropathy, causing feet to become insensitive to pain, heat, and pressure. Consequently, minor injuries can go unnoticed, leading to infections, ulcers, or even amputation if left untreated. Plus, poor blood circulation associated with diabetes slows wound healing, increasing the risk of infections. Diabetic feet require meticulous care, including regular inspections for cuts, blisters, or sores, as well as maintaining proper hygiene. Trimming toenails straight across reduces the risk of ingrown nails and potential infections. It is essential to wear well-fitted shoes and socks to prevent rubbing and pressure points that can lead to skin breakdown. If you have diabetes, it is strongly suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for routine foot checks for early detection of any issues.

Diabetic foot care is important in preventing foot ailments such as ulcers. If you are suffering from diabetes or have any other concerns about your feet, contact one of our doctors from New England Foot & Ankle . Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes affects millions of people every year. The condition can damage blood vessels in many parts of the body, especially the feet. Because of this, taking care of your feet is essential if you have diabetes, and having a podiatrist help monitor your foot health is highly recommended.

The Importance of Caring for Your Feet

  • Routinely inspect your feet for bruises or sores.
  • Wear socks that fit your feet comfortably.
  • Wear comfortable shoes that provide adequate support.

Patients with diabetes should have their doctor monitor their blood levels, as blood sugar levels play such a huge role in diabetic care. Monitoring these levels on a regular basis is highly advised.

It is always best to inform your healthcare professional of any concerns you may have regarding your feet, especially for diabetic patients. Early treatment and routine foot examinations are keys to maintaining proper health, especially because severe complications can arise if proper treatment is not applied.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Wakefield, MA, Nashua and Derry, NH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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