Our Whiting/Manchester & Toms River, NJ Podiatrist Is Your Diabetic Foot Care & Wound Care Expert
DIABETIC FOOT CARE
If You Are Diabetic Don't Continue To Neglect Your Feet
Diabetics are prone to poor circulation, have a weakened immune system and impaired nerve function in their feet. Due to poor circulation or lack of sensation after poor circulation, diabetic feet are more susceptible to developing sores, and non-healing wounds which may lead to ulcers. These wounds can also develop into serious infections which can lead to amputations, loss of limbs and even loss of life. With diabetes, you also have a good chance of developing neuropathy. Symptoms of neuropathy can be pain, numbness, tingling and burning sensation in your feet.
Our Podiatrist recommends that you come in for a comprehensive diabetic foot evaluation. Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists will use the latest technology to test and assess the circulation to your feet, and determine if you have peripheral neuropathy. Once the evaluation is complete, our Foot Doctor will design a treatment plan specifically for you.
DIABETIC SHOE PROGRAM
Many diabetic patients experience problems with their feet due to poor circulation and loss of sensation. It is important to choose footwear in order to protect the feet from complications. To ensure comfort and proper fit, there are many shoes available that are specially made for diabetic patients. Many of these shoes come with removable insoles or orthotics and offer extra support to keep the feet healthy. Shoes may also be custom-made to fit your individual feet to help you find pain relief. It is important for diabetic patients to have regular podiatric exams in order to further protect their feet from these serious complications.
WOUND MANAGEMENT (FOOT ULCER)
If you have a non healing wound on your lower extremity, it is essential that you act to get it healed as quickly as possible to prevent infection and further complications. Having an open wound, increases the chances of infection. If you have diabetes, you are especially at risk for complications. The sooner a wound is treated the greater the patient's chances are of healing. When you first come to our podiatry practice, Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists, our Podiatrist will use the latest technology to perform a comprehensive neurologic, vascular and orthopedic exam. Once the wounds are healed, patients are regularly followed up to help avoid future problems.
If you have a foot ulcer or non-healing wound on your foot, ankle or leg especially if you're diabetic, we strongly recommend that you schedule an appointment with us today for a complete evaluation.