Diabetic Foot Care is Essential to Keeping Your Feet Healthy

Peter Wishnie, D.P.M.
Owner of Family Foot & Ankle Specialists in Piscataway and Hillsborough, NJ. Make an appointment today!

Diabetic Foot Care

Foot care for diabetics is essential to keeping their feet healthy and safe! Without proper foot care, diabetics run the risk of foot or toe amputations.

Foot care is essential to those with Diabetes. Without proper foot care supervision, diabetics face the possibility of serious complications such as neuropathy, ulcers, even amputations. We have many resources at our office to keep your feet safe, protected and healthy. With proper shoes, socks, and medical supervision, diabetics will have healthy feet for life.

Diabetic Foot Care:

Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is caused by damaged nerves. With these nerves damaged, it is difficult for your body to process feeling throughout your body. You may experience burning or tingling at first, but as the condition progresses, your may not have any feeling. While this may not sound all bad, it can have very serious effects. You may not feel a small stone in your shoe or notice when your new shoes begin to rub on your big toe. After all day of this rubbing, you can develop an ulcer or infection.

Diabetic Shoes

Diabetic shoes are so important in keeping your feet safe. They are specifically designed to prevent very serious ulcers and infections in diabetics. To start, they have a wider toe box to give you more room and less rubbing. They don't have seams in their lining to prevent and cutting friction. Preventing problems with your feet is the best way to prevent serious complications from diabetes.

Diabetic Routine Care

We see many diabetics routinely to help prevent problems. Our doctors examine the foot and note any changes to the skin or nails. They check for any area of weakness or pain. We will check the patient's shoes for any debris or wear. Our doctors will also cut the patient's toenails to make sure they are trimmed properly to keep problems, such as ingrown toenails, away. It is important that you routinely see a podiatrist to keep your feet safe and healthy. In order to keep your whole body safe, you need to have a team of doctors that routinely check and monitor your body, most serious complications can be prevented!

 


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