Complications related to diabetes includes nerve damage and poor blood circulation. These complications have a negative effect on the feet, causing minor problems to progress quickly.
A person with diabetes is more likely to develop a foot infection as the result of foot blister, sore or cut. Minor foot injuries like the aforementioned can have serious consequences if they are not treated promptly and properly.
A diabetic who develops a serious foot complication may need to be treated in a hospital and could potentially require an amputation.
Professional foot care can help to prevent serious foot complications that are usually related to diabetes. Our foot doctors regularly treat patients who have diabetes or other medical conditions that cause circulation issues and a lack of sensitivity in the feet.
Examples of foot care treatments our foot doctors help patients with includes but is not limited to:
Patients with diabetes should schedule regular visits to have their feet thoroughly examined to prevent any potential complications.
In addition to providing expert foot care, our team of board-certified podiatrist in Brooklyn instruct patients on how to properly inspect, protect and care for their feet at home.
If symptoms such as swelling, itchiness, redness or any other abnormalities are observed during a foot inspection, make an appointment with one of our podiatrist right away.