If you experience neuropathy or other diabetic feet problems, the team of board-certified podiatrists at Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists in Albuquerque, New Mexico, offers solutions to increase your mobility and ease or eliminate your pain. They provide diabetic shoe prescriptions and treat ulcers and other foot problems you might have. Schedule an appointment by phone or online to learn more about diabetic feet care at Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists.
Diabetes is a common chronic condition that occurs when your body doesn’t properly control high blood sugar. Diabetes can weaken your immune system and increase your risk of developing diabetic feet problems like numbness and wounds or sores that won’t heal. Proper treatment is extremely important to protect your health and quality of life.
Some diabetic feet issues you might encounter with uncontrolled diabetes include:
Diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage) can reduce your ability to feel heat, cold, and pain. This makes your feet more vulnerable to injuries and can actually change the shape of your toes and feet.
Calluses, those areas of thick, tough, dry skin, develop more often in people with diabetes. Calluses could require removal, trimming, special orthotics, or diabetic shoes.
Foot ulcers are common in diabetic feet. Ulcers are open sores that often occur at the bottom of the big toe, the ball of your foot, or the sides of the feet. Poor-fitting shoes are the most common cause of foot ulcers.
If you have diabetes, many things can increase your risk of developing feet problems, including:
If you’re at risk of developing diabetic foot problems or you experience pain, sores, numbness, or tingling in your feet, see the specialists at Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists for an evaluation. The earlier you seek treatment, the better your chances of avoiding severe complications like amputation.
To determine the type and severity of diabetic foot problems, your Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists specialist reviews your medical history, asks about your symptoms, and examines your feet and toes.
Your podiatrist can treat nonhealing wounds, calluses, infections, and other diabetic foot problems. You might require topical wound care treatment, debridement, antibiotics, dressings, or compression garments.
Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists specialists provide prescriptions for diabetic shoes and offer custom-fitted orthotics when needed to reduce your risk of future injuries.
Don’t live with diabetic foot injuries and pain when simple treatments are available at Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists. Schedule an appointment by phone or use the online booking tool today.