By John Erotas
July 21, 2014
Category: Diabetic Foot Care
A Regular check up as a diabetic is an essential part of taking care of oneself, making sure the diabetes is under control, and there are no medical issues. This must include seeing a podiatrist regularly too as foot and toe complications can lead to severe issues like amputation.
Diabetic foot care is essential because with diabetes, one can have foot problems and not even know it. For example, diabetic neuropathy is a nerve disorder caused by diabetes. This means that the nerves in your body can begin to cause numbness, tingling, and pain in different areas of the body. One common area is the foot.
If the foot is undergoing diabetic neuropathy, one can have numbness in their feet and not even know that they have a sore. They can have cuts or sores and not even feel the pain. The sore can become infected leading to an amputation. This is normally how the process of amputation happens as a diabetic.
In this way, it is important that diabetics have regular check ups with podiatrists. A Scottsdale foot doctor will check your feet for sores or problems and trim sharp nails that can cause cuts. A Scottsdale podiatrist will catch any sores before they become infected and treat them.
The most important part of diabetic foot care is prevention. You prevent problems with your feet by trimming your nails, wearing comfortable shoes, taking care of your feet by wearing orthotics, and seeing a foot doctor regularly.
Located in Sun City and Scottsdale Arizona, the American Foot and Ankle Specialists, your local Scottsdale Podiatry, are capable of helping you prevent any major foot problems and provide the specifics of diabetic foot care so that your feet remain healthy. Call 480-483-9000 today and make an appointment!
Dr. John Erotas and Dr. Michael Stegman will help point you in the right direction. It is never enough to say how important foot care is for diabetes and feet because one visit can potentially prevent you from serious complications. Call 480-483-9000 and schedule an appointment today!
By John Erotas