When you have diabetes, taking care of your feet is more important than ever before. At Redlands Podiatry Group PC in Redlands, California, leading local podiatrist Mathew Morris, DPM, FACFAS, and the team specialize in diabetic foot care, treating conditions like neuropathy and wounds, to help you manage diabetes-related foot problems. Call the office to schedule an appointment today to learn more.
Diabetes causes blood sugar surges that can seriously damage your nerves and circulatory system.
Nerve damage often causes pain, tingling, and numbness in the feet. Numbness means you might not know you have a cut, blister, or puncture on the bottom of your foot. Without knowing you have an injury, it can worsen quite quickly.
When your foot lacks sensation, you’re more likely to experience an injury. And, you’re more likely to injure your feet in other ways, like burning the bottoms of your feet by walking on scorching grounds barefoot.
Diabetes can cause blood vessels to narrow, limiting the blood reaching your feet. Your blood is rich in oxygen and nutrients that stimulate healing. So when your feet don’t receive adequate blood flow, you can’t properly heal wounds.
Because of problems like nerve damage and circulatory issues, people with diabetes have a high risk of developing foot ulcers that don’t heal. Ultimately, an untreated foot ulcer can lead to foot or leg amputation.
Diabetic foot care helps you be proactive about diabetic foot issues to prevent complications and stay active.
Diabetic foot care includes everything you need to keep your feet healthy. Some examples of the many services available include:
People with diabetes are prone to many foot issues, including corns, calluses, blisters, bunions, hammertoes, and ingrown toenails. Diabetic foot care also covers all of these issues in a comfortable setting.
Generally, it’s best to schedule diabetic foot exams at least twice a year. The Redlands Podiatry Group PC team performs routine exams to help you stay healthy, and they can prescribe any advanced care you need during your exams, like wound care for foot ulcers.
Additionally, if you notice new issues, like a foot injury, drainage in your socks, or foot pain, you’re welcome to schedule an evaluation anytime.
Redlands Podiatry Group PC offers the best in all-around diabetic foot care. Call the office to schedule an appointment today to learn more.