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Effective Methods to Help Diabetic Patients' Feet Feel Better

Tuesday, 02 August 2022 00:00

People who have diabetes often have difficulty in feeling cuts, bruises, and scrapes on their feet. This may be a result of elevated blood sugar levels that can cause neuropathy, and this may lead to existing cuts becoming infected and foot ulcers developing. Nerve damage is common among diabetic patients, and can cause a loss of feeling in the feet. Additionally, some patients may experience a tingling sensation. Effective methods that may help the feet to stay healthy can include washing and drying the feet daily, always wearing shoes that fit well, and trimming the toenails correctly. Diabetic patients may notice their feet can feel better when they wiggle the toes occasionally, as this is helpful in promoting good blood circulation. It is beneficial to stay as active as possible by swimming, walking, or riding a bike frequently. When the feet are checked at every health care visit, existing cuts may be noticed and treated promptly. If you have diabetes, it is strongly suggested that you are under the care of a podiatrist who can help you to manage this condition and offer effective treatment methods.

Diabetic foot care is important in preventing foot ailments such as ulcers. If you are suffering from diabetes or have any other concerns about your feet, contact Abeer M. Foteh, DPM from Greater Houston Foot Centers. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes affects millions of people every year. The condition can damage blood vessels in many parts of the body, especially the feet. Because of this, taking care of your feet is essential if you have diabetes, and having a podiatrist help monitor your foot health is highly recommended.

The Importance of Caring for Your Feet

  • Routinely inspect your feet for bruises or sores.
  • Wear socks that fit your feet comfortably.
  • Wear comfortable shoes that provide adequate support.

Patients with diabetes should have their doctor monitor their blood levels, as blood sugar levels play such a huge role in diabetic care. Monitoring these levels on a regular basis is highly advised.

It is always best to inform your healthcare professional of any concerns you may have regarding your feet, especially for diabetic patients. Early treatment and routine foot examinations are keys to maintaining proper health, especially because severe complications can arise if proper treatment is not applied.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Baytown, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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