Every day, 230 people have a foot amputated because of a diabetes-related foot ulcer and infection. But the good news is that diabetic foot ulcers leading to amputation are preventable when you seek comprehensive diabetic foot care from Navrit Randhawa, DPM, and his colleagues at Carteret Foot & Ankle Center. Don’t skip yearly foot exams or wait to seek expert podiatric care for seemingly minor foot problems. Book an appointment online or call the office in Carteret, New Jersey, today to get professional diabetic foot care.
You need routine diabetic foot care to prevent limb-threatening ulcers and infections caused by diabetes. High blood sugar damages nerves and blood vessels in your feet.
Nerve damage may cause pain and tingling initially, but then you lose feeling. That means you can’t feel small cuts, bruises, abrasions, and other foot problems. And if you can’t feel them, you won’t treat them.
When you have diabetes, those small wounds don’t heal on their own because blood vessel damage restricts circulation. A non-healing wound quickly turns into a diabetic foot ulcer.
Without intensive wound care, diabetic foot ulcers enlarge, leading to skin and bone infections. These diabetes-related infections are the leading cause of nontraumatic lower limb amputations.
The Carteret Foot & Ankle Center podiatrists recommend scheduling a comprehensive diabetic foot exam every year. You may need more frequent foot care if you have a history of previous diabetic foot ulcers.
You should also seek diabetic foot care if you notice blood or drainage in your socks or discover problems on your feet, such as:
Even if you have a seemingly small foot problem like an ingrown toenail, you should always have it treated by the expert podiatrists at Carteret Foot & Ankle Center.
The services you receive are tailored to meet your unique needs and concerns. Your provider thoroughly examines your foot, tests for potential changes in sensation, and provides one of many possible treatments, such as:
Beyond yearly foot exams, you can help prevent diabetic ulcers by getting into the habit of examining, cleaning, and moisturizing your feet every day. With a daily routine, you’ll find problems at an early stage. Then you can schedule an appointment for diabetic foot care to treat the problem.
In addition to your foot care, it’s essential to slow or prevent ongoing nerve and blood vessel damage by controlling your blood sugar.
Call Carteret Foot & Ankle Center or request an appointment online today to get preventive foot care and treatment for diabetic foot problems.