Diabetic Foot Care
For people with diabetes, caring for the feet is an essential part of maintaining good health. Failure to maintain the health of your feet can result in limb-threatening complications, such as:
- Peripheral neuropathy: Damage to the peripheral nerves can cause a loss of sensation in your feet. When a wound occurs, the diabetic suffering from this disease may not be aware of the injury. It could be left untreated for long periods, resulting in infection and putting you in risk of amputation.
- Peripheral vascular disease: Diabetes limits blood circulation to peripheral cells. Due to poor blood flow to the wound site, the body's immune system cannot respond quickly. The wounds can develop gangrene due to poor healing.
How Can We Help?
People with diabetes are at high risk of foot complications, including infections, wounds, foot ulcers, and Charcot athropathy. At NEPA Podiatry, we help you treat open diabetic wounds to avoid infection and the acceleration of foot ulcers. We emphasize preventative foot care and specialize in treatment options that include surgery, medication, and wound cleaning. You can count on us for:
- Diabetes foot care tips
- Diabetes wound treatment
- Diabetes foot ulcer treatment
- Custom orthotics
- Charcot arthropathy treatment
Do you have any questions about diabetes foot care? Feel free to contact us today.
This page is for information/educational purposes and does not constitute replacement for recommended diagnosis or treatments.