Diabetic Foot Care

Five Winter Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Diabetic Foot Care | Comments Off on Five Winter Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

Five Winter Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

Cooler temperatures call for a change in wardrobe and a change in the daily foot care routine for those with diabetes. In recognition of American Diabetes Month, Advanced Podiatry offers these five diabetic foot care tips to help you maintain optimal foot health during the winter. Check your feet daily. Diabetes causes nerve and blood vessel damage that can lead to foot problems if an individual develops neuropathy. Inspect your feet daily for any open sores, cracks, dryness, blisters, foot ulcers, corns, and calluses. Also, check in between your toes for any peeling of skin and moisture, which can be signs of a foot infection. Foot ulcers are common among diabetics and...

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The Importance of Prescription Orthotics

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Diabetic Foot Care, Foot Care, Foot Pain | Comments Off on The Importance of Prescription Orthotics

The Importance of Prescription Orthotics

A variety of orthotics can be used to correct conditions of the foot and ankle. Orthotics align the foot and ankle while providing support. This allows them to prevent, correct, or accommodate foot deformities and improve the overall function of the foot or ankle.

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When Feet Go Untreated: 5 Things You May Not Know

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Diabetic Foot Care, Foot Care, Foot Pain | Comments Off on When Feet Go Untreated: 5 Things You May Not Know

When Feet Go Untreated: 5 Things You May Not Know

Like many ailments, when feet go untreated, it leads to complications down the road. Can you think of one health problem where the earlier you catch it the worse off you are? We can’t. In the field of podiatry, there are a number of problems we see that with earlier intervention, we can save the patient pain, time, money, and more. Thus, we’ve put together a list 5 common foot problems we often see go untreated.   Nail and Foot Fungus   Fungal infections of the skin and nails of the feet are very common. Once an infection is underway, the fungus can spread to other areas of your foot. Fungal spores are also spread to your socks, shoes, and anything else your...

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Diabetes Awareness Month

Posted by on Nov 15, 2014 in Diabetic Foot Care | Comments Off on Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes Awareness Month

Since it’s Diabetes Awareness Month, it’s a great time to talk about the foot care required for diabetics. Diabetics are at high risk for foot related injuries and complications. Our Diabetic Care includes: Foot ulcers Vascular and neurological work up Dermatological evaluation Gait analysis Appropriate shoe gear Nutrition Diabetes is the leading cause of amputations of the lower limbs. Diabetic foot screenings are performed twice a year in our office along with your patient’s routine diabetic care scheduled every 9 weeks. We continue to improve our practice to make certain your patients get the most up to date quality Foot and Ankle care in the area. We...

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Diabetic Foot Care

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Diabetic Foot Care | Comments Off on Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes has many effects on feet, and so proper foot care is critical to diabetic treatment. If you’re diabetic, you should regularly visit a podiatrist to prevent serious foot complications. We have several convenient locations – including Warren (Champion Plaza and Howland Corners), Cortland, Columbiana, Boardman, Austintown, and Salem. We do our best to make trips to see us convenient for our patients.   Understanding The Role A Podiatrist Plays in Diabetic Foot Care Diabetes is a serious disease that has many effects on the feet including: nerve damage, vascular problems, ulcers and sores, blisters and calluses, collapsed joints, and bone...

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