Preventing Complications: Diabetic Foot Care

For people living with diabetes, taking care of their feet is of utmost importance. Unfortunately, diabetes puts people at risk of developing foot problems that can lead to severe complications like infections, amputations, or even death. Foot problems are more common among people with diabetes due to the damage high blood sugar levels can cause to blood vessels and nerves. Although it may seem overwhelming, with proper foot care, these complications can be avoided. Read More 

Sprained Ankle? Why Diabetics Should Seek Professional Foot Care

Joint sprains can be painful and debilitating at the best of times, and a sprained ankle can be particularly uncomfortable, especially if you live an active lifestyle. While many people mistakenly consider an ankle sprain to be a minor injury, it can lead to more serious problems without prompt treatment. This is especially true if you also live with type I or type II diabetes. Why Can Ankle Sprains Be Dangerous For Diabetics? Read More 

Do You Have Fallen Arches? What Your Podiatrist Wants You To Know

The arch of your foot plays a key role in the support and comfort of your feet. Unfortunately, what many people don't realize is that your foot arches aren't invincible. In fact, there are some cases where you may find that an otherwise normal arch in your foot will fall, leaving you with flat feet. Here's a look at some of the things that you should understand about fallen arches and your feet. Read More 

When to Go to the Podiatrist

A podiatrist is a specialist who diagnoses and treats foot problems, as well as lower leg problems. They see patients who have issues with their feet, ankles, lower legs, or lower leg structures. They also see those who have other reasons to be concerned about these areas, due to such things as genetics or a medical condition that tends to lead to foot or leg problems. It's a good idea to learn more about times when you should see a foot specialist. Read More 

How Diabetics Should Wash Their Feet

As a diabetic, you've probably been warned, by your doctor or a podiatrist, to take good care of your feet. Even small wounds can be hard to heal and can become infected easily. Signs of poor circulation need to be quickly recognized and reported to your doctor. You might have your feet examined every few months, wear padded shoes, or wear a specific kind of socks. But what about washing your feet? Read More