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Whether you’re a long-term sufferer of diabetes or you’ve just been diagnosed, you are likely aware that diabetes can harm your feet. Foot pain, numbness, infections, and even tissue death are risks you face without proper care. If you have diabetes, it’s a good idea to look into receiving diabetic foot care as regularly as possible. Doral Health & Wellness Podiatry Center, we perform examinations and provide treatment options for our patients to maintain healthy and functional feet.
Having diabetes does not mean you are doomed to have foot problems, and we can help make this a reality.
Diabetes can cause your arteries to narrow or harden, reducing blood flow. It can also damage your peripheral nerves. Since your feet are so far away from your heart and brain, they are easily affected by peripheral artery disease and peripheral neuropathy.
Each disease poses its own set of issues. Suppose your feet don’t receive the necessary blood circulation due to peripheral artery disease. In that case, you will likely experience foot pain, leg weakness, and extreme cold. You may even develop gangrene, a serious issue that can cause loss of limb.
Peripheral neuropathy prevents you from feeling any sensation in your feet. You may not feel when your feet get injured, and you may not have a good sense of your foot placement while walking or standing. This can cause injuries to go undetected and worsen over time.
Other problems you may face include bunions, calluses, infections, sores, and ingrown toenails. These are often caused by your shoe rubbing against your foot, thanks to decreased oil production and lubrication.
We’ll thoroughly examine your feet and test for signs of low blood flow or damaged nerves at our offices. You may need better-fitting shoes or even prescribed orthopedics. We’ll suggest some techniques you can use to encourage blood flow and treat bunions, corns, and ingrown toenails.
With doctor-authorized care regimens, you can prevent most major foot problems.
If you have diabetes and are worried about your feet, contact us today.
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