Don’t Let a Diabetic Foot Ulcer Spoil Your Holiday
If you are dealing with diabetes, it’s not just the sweets staring you in the face that give you problems. Additional foot stress occurs due to the extra walking you do while shopping, the long hours on your feet preparing holiday treats and wrapping gifts, or a night of dancing in those sparkly, tall heels you love. If you have nerve damage, you may not even know a problem exists until one morning when you are drying off after your shower and notice a sore on the bottom of your foot.
Many factors contribute to the formation of foot ulcers: poor blood glucose level control, nerve damage, alcohol and tobacco use, being overweight, trauma or injury, and wearing the wrong shoes. No matter what caused your foot to develop a sore, don’t wait. Nip the problem in the bud by calling Fixing Feet Institute in Surprise, AZ right away. The main reason to treat foot ulcers is to prevent infection. Open sores are not something you should ignore, as they can develop complications that may require amputation in people with diabetes.
The goal of treating diabetic ulcers is to heal them as quickly as possible, and we can help you get there. Treatment involves removing any dead tissue or skin, applying a medication and bandage, and relieving pressure on the area with padding, a brace, or a cast. While healing, pay special attention to keeping your blood glucose at a steady, healthy level, and move your feet around as much as possible to improve your circulation.
Don’t let the pain of a foot ulcer ruin your holiday fun. Dr. Viedra Elison specializes in diabetic foot care and nerve problems. Call 623-584-5556 today, and put your feet on the path to health.
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