Diabetic Foot Care
Cornerstone Foot & Ankle Specialists believe that our diabetic patients need and deserve special care. Diabetes is a condition that affects millions of patients in the United States and the feet are one of the most common places affected by this condition.
Your foot care needs, like your other medical needs, are unique. Proper foot care is vital for any person diagnosed with diabetes. There are a number of serious foot related problems that diabetic patients are at a higher risk of being treated for. Some of these include:
If untreated, diabetic patients are at a much greater risk for serious problems that can lead to amputation. Annual diabetic foot exams are advised for all diabetic patients.
Prevention is much easier than treating a larger problem. A person with diabetes should be seen by a podiatrist when first diagnosed with diabetes for a foot exam. Following this exam, appointments should be made to follow up with the patient's foot doctor on a regular basis. It is also important that people with diabetes avoid cutting their own toenails and shaving their calluses, this should be done by a trained medical professional.
At Cornerstone Foot & Ankle Specialists we have many options for our diabetic patients to ensure their feet are properly taken care of. Here are some options for you: