http://www.advancedfootankle.com The incidents of diabetes have been increasing and the complications from diabetes can be life and limb threatening. Diabetic foot complications can include a loss of feeling to the feet or peripheral neuropathy, poor blood flow or peripheral vascular disease, open wounds or sores, infections and even infections in the bone which may require amputation. As a diabetic, it is important to take good care of your feet. You do this by avoiding injury, always wearing shoes and never go barefoot, inspecting your feet daily by feeling the bottom of your feet and visualizing the bottom of your feet. Sometimes it is a good idea to have a family member inspect your feet daily. If an injury, sore, or signs of infection are found, it should be addressed and taken care of quickly. Do not wait and hope it gets better on its own.
At Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Arizona, we practice limb preservation medicine. We offer comprehensive diabetic foot care including fungal toenail care and trimming, care of calluses and corns, wound care, peripheral arterial disease screenings, peripheral neuropathy care including epidermal nerve biopsies, and surgical correction of any deformities. We also offer diabetic shoes and insoles to provide better off-loading, which will help to avoid pressure injuries. When it comes to diabetic foot issues, prevention is the best medicine. Let us help you have a long and fulfilling life with two happy and healthy feet. Please visit our website or contact our office for a consultation with one of our specialists.