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Diabetic Foot Care

Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC

Podiatry & Foot & Ankle Surgery located in Fort Lee, NJ, Queens, Forest Hills, NY, Gramercy, New York, NY, & Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Diabetes mellitus can cause neuropathy, sores, pain, and other serious foot problems. The caring team of orthopedic surgeons and podiatrists at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC provide high-quality diabetic foot care. If you suffer from diabetes, exceptional foot care is available at all Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC clinics, including Fort Lee, New Jersey, Forest Hills, New York, Gramercy, New York, New York, & East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. To schedule a diabetic foot exam, call your nearest clinic or make an appointment online today.

Diabetic Foot Care Q & A

Why is diabetic foot care important?

When you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, excessive glucose, or sugar, in your blood can create a wide range of health problems. Excessive blood glucose damages your blood vessels and slows down your circulation. Over time, this can cause foot problems and cause sores on your feet to heal slowly or not at all.

Because excess blood sugar can also damage nerve tissue, you could have trouble feeling parts your feet and toes. This means that you might not even realize that you have a foot condition. Left untreated, diabetic foot problems can cause severe complications that can lead to tissue death.

Diabetic foot care ensures that your feet are expertly monitored to prevent problems and to address issues quickly if they do arise.

What are some common diabetic foot concerns?

Diabetes can affect your balance and cause pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness in your feet and lower legs. It can also contribute to a range of foot conditions. Some of the most common diabetic foot problems include:

  • Fungal infections
  • Calluses and corns
  • Foot ulcers
  • Bunions
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Heel pain

If you have diabetes, don’t hesitate to seek medical care for any type of foot problem.

What is involved in diabetic foot care?

The most important part of diabetic foot care at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC is regular foot exams, during which your highly trained podiatrist checks for signs of diabetic foot problems. Identifying these problems in the early stages means they can be treated right away, which is the best chance you have for a positive outcome.

If you do have foot complications, treatment options can include:

  • Ulcer and wound care
  • Ingrown toenail removal
  • Corn and callus removal
  • Custom orthotics
  • Pain management

Lifestyle choices, like eating healthy and getting plenty of exercise, can also help control diabetes so it doesn’t cause crippling medical complications.

Diabetic foot care is the best way to keep your feet healthy and maintain your ability to walk and enjoy your daily activities. To learn more about how the experts at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC provide outstanding diabetic foot care, call the office nearest you or make an appointment online today.