Treatment and Prevention for Diabetic Feet Conditions
As a person with diabetes, you need to be as vigilant with your foot health as you are with monitoring your blood sugar levels. According to the American Diabetes Association, 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes suffer from nervous system damage. That damage will very often affect the feet and make it so a bump, blister, or cut goes completely unnoticed until it becomes a bigger problem. Diabetics are also prone to poor circulation, which causes walking to be painful and doesn't allow for cuts and sores on the feet to get the oxygen and nutrients they need to heal properly.
If you are diabetic and you are concerned about your feet, Fixing Feet Institute is here to help. We see patients with foot issues related to their diabetes every day in our Arizona office and we have the experience necessary to treat any conditions that are of concern to you.
Treating Diabetic Feet Issues in Surprise, AZ
When you have diabetes, "normal" foot problems can become much more intensified and dangerous. It is vital to stay on top of caring for your feet and visit a podiatrist immediately any time you feel a change in them.
Fixing Feet Institute treats individuals with a number of diabetic foot conditions, including:
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Loss of Sensation
- Poor Circulation
- Thick Toenails
- Dry Skin
- Daily Care
Along with treating existing issues, we also encourage preventative care.
- Diabetic shoes are essential in the daily care of diabetic feet; they have a wider and deeper toe box and can help keep certain foot issues to a minimum. They protect feet from rubbing against the shoe box and prevent a sore or blister from forming.
- Diabetic insoles are made with specific materials to help reduce pressure in certain parts of your feet that are prominent. They work with diabetic shoes to prevent sores (ulcers), infection, and amputation. They may be prefabricated or custom-made depending on your foot structure, but you do need to be evaluated by Fixing Feet Institute to see if you need them.
We will measure your feet and prescribe the most appropriate diabetic shoes and insoles and in some cases, they may be covered by your health insurance policy.
Contact Fixing Feet Institute if You Have Diabetes
There are over 26 million people in the United States with diabetes and we see far too many cases of individuals who do not take good care of themselves.
If you are a diabetic suffering from nerve damage, open red sores, or you simply want to be proactive with preventative care, contact the Fixing Feet Institute in Surprise today. You can call us for an appointment at 623-584-5556 or e-mail us at [email protected]. Our Arizona podiatrists are ready to give you the benefit of their years of experience.
Photo credit: David Castillo Dominici via freedigitalphotos.net