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Are You Living With Diabetes?

Our podiatrists can provide you with a customized diabetic foot plan.

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 this nerve disorder can be pain, numbness, tingling and burning sensation in your feet. Our Podiatrist recommends that you come in for a comprehensive diabetic foot exam.

Affiliated Foot and Ankle Surgeons will use the latest technology to test and assess the circulation to your feet, and determine if you have neuropathy. Once the evaluation is complete, our Foot Doctor will design a unique treatment plan for you. If have diabetes please request an appointment, so that we can provide you with the care you'll need to minimize possible complication.

Prescription Shoes  -Medicare Diabetic Shoe Program

Footwear and orthotics play an important role in diabetic footcare. Orthotics for protecting the insensitive diabetic foot, are usually recommended. Diabetic Footwear should also provide the following protective benefits:

  • High, wide toe box (high and wide space in the toe area)

  • Removable insoles for fitting flexibility and the option to insert orthotics if necessary.

  • Rocker Soles ­ These soles are designed to reduce pressure in the areas of the foot most susceptible to pain, most notably the ball-of-the-foot.

  • Firm Heel Counters for support and stability.

If you are a diabetic, you should be particularly alert to any problems you may be having with your feet. It is very important for diabetics with neuropathy to take necessary precautions to prevent injury and keep their feet healthy. If you have diabetes and are experiencing a foot problem, request an appointment with Affiliate Foot And Ankle Surgeons for more information.

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Diabetic Shoe Program