Looking After Diabetic Feet
We have been very busy this week at the clinic and are happy to announce we are working with ACTUALIZE clinics who offer teeth whitening, facial aesthetics and scale and polish.
Part of our foot service includes diabetic foot treatment and diabetic foot assessments.
Serious complications can occur if you have Diabetes and you don’t look after your feet. The feet are especially at risk.
People with Diabetes may not notice small cuts on their feet which turn can lead to infection. Getting your feet checked is imperative and regular check-ups are very important.
Nerve damage can also affect foot function leading to improper alignment or injury. Poor blood flow increases the risk of infection and in turn increases the risk of ulcers and gangrene.
Common Foot Conditions Related To Diabetes
- Hammer Toes
- Foot Ulcers
- Ingrowing Toenails
- Athletes Foot
- Nail Problems
Please take care of your feet, preventative treatment and help can stop things before they start.
Guidelines of the Diabetic Foot
Carefully inspect your feet on a daily basis. Watch out for blisters, sores, callouses or signs of irritation.
Please book an appointment with a podiatrist for an assessment if you are ever unsure . Early action can avoid any further problems.