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Tuesday, 11 June 2024 00:00

Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Foot ulcers are a serious concern for individuals with diabetes. Ulcers in the lower extremities are caused by many factors, including nerve damage and poor circulation. These are common complications of diabetes. When a wound or sore develops on the foot, decreased feeling caused by neuropathy can make it difficult to notice. This can lead to delays in treatment and allow time for the wound to worsen. On top of that, impaired circulation interferes with the body's ability to heal, causing diabetic foot ulcers to heal more slowly and become more prone to infection. Without proper care, diabetic foot ulcers can become severe, potentially leading to serious problems such as tissue damage and even amputation. Diabetics need to prioritize foot care as part of their management plan. This includes daily foot inspections, appropriate footwear, maintaining blood sugar levels, and seeking immediate medical attention for any foot complications. Podiatrists play an important role in managing diabetic foot ulcers with specialized care and treatment to promote healing and prevent further complications. If you have developed a diabetic foot ulcer, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist immediately for an exam and treatment.

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 podiatrists from Lakewood Family Foot and 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 office located in Lakewood, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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