Diabetic Foot Care
Because of the likelihood of developing peripheral neuropathy (or nerve damage), diabetics are more prone to foot, ankle and leg problems than the rest of the general public. Diabetic nerve damage can limit sensitivity in the feet, which unfortunately leads to a variety of podiatric health problems including the inability to fully recover from wounds and injury. Diabetics also experience some difficulty detecting extreme temperature changes, leaving them vulnerable to burns or frostbite if not protected.
Because of these problems, it is imperative that diabetics thoroughly exam their feet on a daily basis in order to ensure good foot health but also that they have a professional that they can trust to provide quality diabetic foot care. Checking for swelling, changes in skin color, temperature variances, and unexplained pain can help detect any issues with blood pressure and circulation that could be because of a diabetic foot. Annual examinations are also recommended for all diabetics, as they can detect any underlying foot concerns that are tied to your diabetes.
Simple foot care and attention to overall wellness will help ensure the optimal health and wellness of your feet and legs. Keeping your feet healthy is imperative to your quality of life and mobility and should, therefore, be treated as vital to your overall well-being.
Schedule your next appointment with the podiatrists at AllCare Foot and Ankle Center to ensure long-term foot health and reduce the chances of diabetic foot pain. We look forward to helping you with your podiatric needs. Call either our Arlington or Dallas office at 469-567-4600 to schedule your next appointment now.