Neuropathy, Cuts on the Feet, and Diabetes

One of the most important things diabetic patients can do is examine their feet daily. Inspect the feet even when they feel fine to determine if any cuts may have developed. Neuropathy, or nerve damage, is the inability to feel any sores on the feet and this condition often accompanies diabetes. It can become a serious complication for people with diabetes if a cut is left unnoticed, therefore untreated. A small wound on the foot may become infected, leading to a diabetic foot ulcer. A good diabetic foot care routine can begin with washing and drying the feet thoroughly, followed by inspecting the soles. It is important to refrain from walking barefoot, and it can help to wear socks and shoes that fit correctly. If you have diabetes, it is strongly suggested that you are under the care of a podiatrist who can help you to manage this condition. 

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 Community Foot Specialists. 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 offices located in Beavercreek, Dayton, and Vandalia, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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