Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetic Foot Care in Cincinnati, Ohio
Foot care is especially important for people with diabetes. That’s because conditions like peripheral neuropathy, caused by chronically high blood sugar and diabetes, can lead to nerve damage and impair feeling in the lower appendages. Likewise, peripheral artery disease (PAD) decreases blood flow which, in turn, causes pain and swelling in the calves and feet, as well as ulcers or sores that won’t heal, and, in extreme cases, gangrene.
People with diabetic foot can experience worse complications from bunions, corns and calluses, fungal infections, and ingrown toenails than a non-diabetic individual. While these conditions may not seem as serious as neuropathy or PAD, diabetes can complicate even these minor issues.
When to get Diabetic Foot Care
If you are diabetic, the best way to prevent complications is by managing your glucose levels. However, it is just as important to examine your feet daily for any cuts and scratches – particularly if you have been diagnosed with neuropathy. If you have wounds that won’t heal, see a podiatrist immediately.
At Cincinnati Foot & Ankle Care, our specialists treat a wide range of conditions affecting patients with diabetes including neuropathy, foot infections and ulcerations and ingrown and fungal toenails. We can also have you fitted for comfortable orthotic shoes and custom-molded inserts. To schedule a consultation, call for an appointment at the location nearest you or request an appointment.