Podiatric Medicine and Podiatric Surgeon
Make sure to have a yearly foot exam to make sure everything is okay.
If you can not feel pain or sense temperature, you could have nerve damage. It can lead to slow healing wounds. Minor injuries can turn into serious infections. You must do your best to practice careful foot care and keep your blood glucose levels on target to keep your feet safe.
• Wash daily with warm water and soap
• Dry gently and thoroughly
• Use your hands to feel for hot / cold spots, bumps or dry skin
• Trim your nails straight across
Diabetes increases your risk for foot problems. Two things can happen:
• Nerve damage from high blood
glucose levels is called Diabetic
Neuropathy. It causes pain, tingling or
• Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
occurs when blood vessels in the
feet and legs are narrowed or blocked
by fatty deposits.
Call us to schedule your foot exam today!
Look for shoes that give you enough room for your toes, so they don't rub against the inside of the shoe.