Diabetic Feet

People with diabetes are at increased risk of peripheral arterial disease and neuropathy, as well as having a higher risk of developing infections and a decreased ability to clear infections. Therefore, people with diabetes are prone to frequent and often severe foot problems and a relatively high risk of infection, gangrene and amputation. It is important for these at risk patients to have foot screening on a regular basis.

 

How Does Diabetes affect your feet?

  • Nerve Damage
  • Loss of Sensation
  • Reduced Blood Flow               
  • Ulcers
  • Change in Foot Shape (Charcot Foot)
  • Weak Bones/Fractures             
  •  Slow Healing Rate      
  •  Lower Leg Amputation 

 

Signs and Symptoms  

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Pain at Rest
  • Pain when walking
  • Slow healing cuts and abrasions
  • Loss of Sensation
  • Fungal Infections
  • Callous /dry skin

 

My Podiatry Clinic Diabetic Foot Screening

  • Neurological Sensation test
  • Vascular Test
  • Blood circulation test
  • Skin and nail exam

 

Education is provided to every patient on how to choose the correct footwear and how to look after your feet properly.

 

Are you experiencing any of these conditions? Contact Us or Book an Appointment