Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetes and Your Feet
The two biggest threats to the diabetic foot are:
1) Diabetic foot ulcers (usually caused by micro or macro trauma)
2) Charcot Neuropathy – which is essentially a bunch of fractured bones in the foot resulting is a majorly misshapen foot.
The two biggest risk factors that lead to ulcerations of the feet are as follows:
Poor peripheral blood flow (to the feet and ankles) – We use an ultrasound device to examine the elasticity of the valves in your arteries.
Lack of sensation/feeling in feet due to fluctuating levels in your blood sugar, causing nerve damage – We use various devices to test the different sensations throughout your feet.
We also offer extensive diabetic foot care advise to make sure you prevent any future complications.