Diabetes can damage the nerves, leading to a painful or numb condition called peripheral neuropathy. Diabetes also can lead to poor circulation, which can slow the healing process when damage occurs. Also, diabetics are more prone to infection and are slower to resolve infections due to poor circulation. Because of these issues, diabetics are more prone to such issues such as a completely insensitive foot, foot ulcers, foot deformities due to advanced neuropathy, and persistent infections in the feet. The best course of action is to prevent all of these problems from occurring. Regular foot care from a foot and ankle specialist is a key way to prevent problems from developing in those who are at risk. Diabetic shoes and insoles are another way to manage pressures beneath the feet that could become ulcers.
Caring Foot and Ankle Specialists
11515 Chimney Rock Road Houston, TX 77057
Caring Foot and Ankle Specialists Dr. Baharloo and Dr. Steinhauser both are board certified in reconstructive foot, rear foot, and ankle surgery and offer treatment of all foot and ankle problems. Contact us today for an immediate appointment.