The team at Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates are equipped to help you manage the care of your feet if you are a diabetic patient!
Foot ulcers and infections for the diabetic patient can become seriously if left untreated. Since diabetic patients often have neuropathy and P.A.D. , a minor cut or injury can become a serious infection. The inability to feel the sore and the inability to heal properly can result in hospitalization or possibly amputation.
Common foot problems that can lead to ulcerations or infection are:
- Ingrown Toenails
- Athlete’s Foot
- Dry or cracked skin
By keeping your feet healthy and caring for problems as they occur is key to keeping your feet healthy. If you suspect you have a foot ulcer, you must seek treatment from a podiatrist immediately. Infection can be prevented through comprehensive care and with help from Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates!