If you have diabetes, it’s especially important that you take good care of your feet. Diabetes can affect eyes, feet and kidneys due to poor circulation, numbness in the feet and loss of balance. Foot ulcers are common in diabetics, creating an infection that, if not treated, can lead to amputation. Diabetics have a higher risk for foot infections such as gangrene. At Body & Feet, our Seagate foot doctor can evaluate your diabetic foot condition and help formulate a treatment plan that’s right for you.
Our Seagate foot doctor will treat any existing foot problems before developing a plan that helps you care for your feet and keep them in great condition. Diabetics should have an annual exam at least once per year. It’s important to keep the feet clean, dry and free of infection. Diabetes affects the circulation, and by the time it gets down to the feet, infection and problems can already happen because the patient isn’t feeling their feet properly. We work with endocrinologists to help maintain the feet and your quality of life. We strive to place emphasis on minimally invasive procedures and surgery only when necessary. Our newest procedure, HyProCure, helps patients with long term flexibility so that they can bear weight on their feet without pain. The procedure involves making a small incision in the ankle or foot and a titanium stent put in to prevent the ankle bone from rolling.
Our Seagate foot doctor can help treat misaligned feet as well, and problems that result in back and hip pain, knee pain, foot pain, plantar fasciitis, and those who experience pain while standing, running or walking. Our feet are used daily and in a variety of different ways. Many adults suffer from misaligned feet without even knowing it, which can result in negative consequences on the body.