The doctors at Commonwealth Foot and Ankle Center specialize in diabetic foot care.
If you are among one of the millions of people in the United States with diabetes, it is important to visit your podiatrist for regular foot examinations in order to maintain healthy feet.
Diabetics are more prone to various foot problems than those without diabetes due to the development of painful nerve damage called peripheral neuropathy. Neuropathy can affect your entire body, but most often the legs and feet develop more serious complications.
The damage to your nerves can cause loss of feeling in your feet, making it difficult to detect pain as easily as someone who does not have diabetes. As a result, you could sustain a cut, wound or injury and not even notice until after it becomes more serious. Sometimes a minor injury or cut can become infected and become serious very quickly if the feet are not being regularly examined.
Something as minor as a blister on your toe can turn serious and lead to an amputation if left untreated.
Below are a few tips to help ensure your feet stay healthy in-between visits with your podiatrist.