Do you inspect your feet regularly? Everyone should, to catch small issues before they become big problems.
But for those with diabetes, it’s essential to check both feet including toes, toenails and skin every day. Here’s why:
Put these two problems together – loss of sensation and poor blood flow – and an injury to the foot will go unnoticed and won’t receive the right amount of healing blood that it needs. The result? A foot sore that worsens into a dangerous ulcer may eventually require amputation.
The two best things that you can do to keep your feet healthy if you have diabetes are to visit your podiatrist at least twice a year and check your feet every day.
Follow these steps:
Be sure to report any damage quickly to us so we can begin treatment immediately and reduce the risk of a serious complication.
For any type of foot or ankle pain, call us. Foot pain is not normal! If you have pain from bunions or any other foot or ankle condition or have suffered any type of foot injury, please call Dr. Christopher M. Funk, Dr. Bradley A. Whitaker or Dr. Peter C. Merrill at Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists. Our professional staff offers expert podiatry services at three Pima County offices: Tucson, Oro Valley and Green Valley. Please call us today at (520) 575-0800 to schedule your appointment.