If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with diabetes, putting a comprehensive foot care plan in place is crucial. Doing so will ensure that your feet and ankles are kept healthy for as long as possible. Without these preventative steps, chances of developing serious complications like ulcers, infections, and even the need for amputation can significantly increase.
In many cases, diabetes causes nerve damage, robbing you of the ability to feel your feet. Diabetes may also reduce blood flow to the legs and feet, which in turn makes it difficult for the body to resist infections and heal any potential injuries in those areas.
This is a dangerous combination. Lack of sensation in the feet (peripheral neuropathy) will prevent you from identifying threatening situations, like the development of blisters or wounds, and allow you to continue aggravating the injury. And if your body is unable to heal this injury properly, an infection can easily set in and start you on a path toward partial or even complete limb amputation.
Don’t get caught up in this snowball effect!
Instead, take steps to prevent these serious complications from taking hold of your feet. Even better – keep reading (and take some notes) to learn how to stride on with confidence despite diabetes!
Last, but certainly not least, you should check in with your podiatrist on a regular basis – once a year at minimum. And if you develop any concerning symptoms in your feet, ankles, or legs, seek professional help right away. Addressing problems before they become severe will be a key aspect of avoiding serious complications.
Don’t Wait to Get the Help You Need – Come Visit Our Office Today!
Need a comprehensive diabetic foot care plan? Have any doubts or concerns about your foot health? At Advanced Foot Care we can help! Our team of experts can create a foot care plan that is tailored to your specific lifestyle and provide treatment to any foot problem you may be experiencing – from simple corns, calluses, and deformed toenails to more serious wounds and infections.
Simply give our office a call at (281) 292-7000 to schedule an appointment today. You can also take advantage of our online contact form to have a member of our staff reach out to you.
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