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Problematic Diabetic Foot Symptoms

For those individuals with diabetes, about half experience nerve damage, often affecting the feet and legs. Numbness, tingling, or no symptoms at all may arise, depriving diabetic patients of pain perception. While the idea of pain-free living seems attractive, it heightens the risk of overlooking minor foot problems, such as cuts or sores, which can escalate and pose serious problems. The absence of pain sensation can lead to severe complications, potentially resulting in limb loss if wounds or ulcers on the foot do not heal. Factors increasing the likelihood of nerve damage include poorly managed blood sugar, prolonged diabetes duration, age over 40, excess weight, high blood pressure, and elevated cholesterol. Nerve damage, coupled with poor blood flow, significantly elevates the risk of foot ulcers that resist healing and may become infected. Daily foot checks are pivotal. Vigilantly examining your feet allows for early issue identification and timely treatment, crucial in reducing serious complications. A podiatrist is medically trained to manage foot problems associated with diabetes, including wound care for ulcers and infections. If you have diabetes, it is suggested that you schedule regular visits with a podiatrist to monitor the health of your feet. 

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 Crosstown Podiatry. 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 Wayne, Montclair, and Randolph, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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