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Checking for Cuts on the Bottom of Feet

Tuesday, 01 November 2022 00:00

It is beneficial for people who have diabetes to take extra precautions where their feet are concerned. This can contribute significantly to reducing the risk of getting a diabetic foot ulcer. This can develop as a result of the inability to feel existing cuts and scrapes on the feet, which is generally caused by neuropathy. It is beneficial for diabetic patients to check the bottom of their feet daily, and this can be successfully done by using a mirror. They may also be checked by a caregiver or family member, if applicable. There are symptoms that are typically noticed in people who have diabetes that can include swollen feet, a burning or achy sensation, and wounds that will not heal. Some patients develop blisters on their feet that they are unaware of, and can easily become infected. It is suggested that all weight is taken off of the foot if there is an existing wound, in addition to seeking immediate care with a podiatrist who can effectively treat and manage diabetes.

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 the podiatrists from Elite 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 one of our offices located in Ahwatukee, Phoenix, and Chandler, AZ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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