How We Can Help
Even if your feet currently feel great – and we hope they do! – it still remains very important to begin preventative diabetic foot care now. Doing so will not only reduce your risk of developing serious complications, but will also help you swiftly identify and address any emerging problems that do occur.
A key element of diabetic foot care is keeping track of circulatory health in the feet. We are able to do so by offering testing in our offices. We are able to test for the effects of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and other diabetes-related complications, and can take action to address them as early as possible.
In addition to testing here, we very highly recommend conducting daily self-inspections of your feet at home. This means committing a few moments every day to inspect your feet for any signs of injury, infection, or other trouble. If you see anything out of the ordinary, you can let us know and we can advise you on whether to just keep an eye on things for now or come in for a close look and/or treatment.
Depending on each patient’s needs, lifestyle, and goals, we may recommend certain treatments or actions for preventative care, such as:
- The use of diabetic footwear, specially designed to reduce the risk of “hot spots” that can cause sores and calluses on the feet.
- Custom orthotics to redistribute weight away from particularly vulnerable areas.
- Changes to activity routines to increase foot safety while still doing what you love.
- General advice on how to keep your feet safer and more protected.
If wounds or other complications do develop that require attention, we are able to provide care and treatment promptly and effectively. We can help keep wounds from becoming infected through proper debridement and care, as well as use regenerative medicine techniques to help wounds and injuries heal faster.
Diabetic Foot Care Starts Now
The effects of diabetes can be like swimming in a slow current. If you don’t pay attention, you may find yourself farther downstream than you ever expected to be.
If you would like to consult with us about a diabetic foot care plan, or have any questions or concerns whatsoever, please don’t hesitate to call us at (480) 962-4281. We are happy to help.