Diabetic Foot Treatment NYC

As a diabetic, your podiatrist has doubtless told you that receiving regular diabetic foot treatment NYC is very important. As a diabetic, you are at greater risk than normal of developing severe foot problems. High blood sugar levels make you extremely susceptible to the following:

• The development of peripheral neuropathy, which causes numbness, tingling, and a decreased sensitivity to pain in your feet

• A weakened immune system, which makes you much more susceptible to infection

• Poor circulation, which can make it difficult for your body to heal injuries when they occur

• The development of Charcot joint disease, which is the progressive degeneration of foot joints

Common problems requiring diabetic foot treatment NYC

• Foot ulcers and open sores

Foot ulcers and open sores occur because too much pressure on the foot combined with a lack of feeling or numbness can cause skin to break down without you being aware of it. This can result in an ulcer or open sore.

• Infection

Once sores or ulcers develop, infection can result, especially if you also suffer from poor circulation that prevents proper healing.

• Charcot joint disease

Charcot joint disease occurs most often in people with diabetes and is also called neuropathic arthropathy or neuropathic osteoarthropathy. This happens when neuropathy has occurred and has caused progressive degeneration of a weight-bearing joint like an ankle or other foot joint. It occurs as result of long-term poor glucose control.
Treating diabetic foot ulcers requires removing and avoiding further pressure to the damaged area and providing proper dressings for the wounds so that they heal properly.

Diabetic foot treatment NYC

• Pay regular visits your podiatrist

If you have diabetes, make sure to visit your podiatrist. Have regularly scheduled checkups at least once a year (more often if you’re at greater risk for developing complications). Your doctor can monitor the condition of your feet and treat small ones before they become large ones. If problems such as the above do develop, treatment should start immediately so that the problem is taken care of before it becomes serious.

If you notice problems yourself, make sure you see your podiatrist immediately so as to prevent further complications. The sooner treatment begins, the better. Your podiatrist can also educate you on proper foot care so that the risk of damage is greatly reduced (or if it does occur, how to take care of it properly).

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