Keep your Diabetic feet in good health
Over time this can cause health issues, including damage to your feet.
There are two main Diabetic feet problems;
This is the lack of feeling to your feet caused by nerve damage. This can result in the foot not aligning properly and incorrect pressure on the soles of your feet. You may not be able to feel cuts and sores which can lead to infection and pain in your feet.
Peripheral Vascular Disease
The poor blood flow to your feet means sores and cuts can take longer to heal. This may cause infection and possibly the development of ulcers or gangrene to the feet.
What are the symptoms?
Our clinic has seen various symptoms of Diabetic feet, and they include:
- Tingling sensation
- Blisters or Sores (without pain)
- Temperature changes to the foot
- Foot discolouration
- Itchy-Dry Skin
- Slow Healing Wounds
- Cramps in legs and feet
If symptoms are left untreated you may experience ulcers, infections or gangrene.
How to care for your diabetic feet
It’s important to take special care of your feet if you suffer from diabetes. Simple routines can help to prevent further issues. These include:
- Nutritional and medical advice
- Wash your feet everyday
- Check your feet for sores and redness
- Never walk in bare feet
- Put your feet up when you’re sitting
- See a podiatrist every three months for check ups
If you have any questions regarding diabetic feet or any other treatments our clinic offers, feel free to contact our friendly and expert staff on (03) 9383 6633 or book online.
Our Podiatrists can help treat your diabetic feet.
Contact Us Today
If you have any questions regarding diabetic, make an appointment with Moreland Podiatry to discuss your options. Contact our friendly and expert staff on (03) 9383 6633 or book online.
412 Moreland Road
Brunswick West VIC 3055
Phone: 9383 6633
Fax: 9383 6640
Monday: 9am to 5pm
Tuesday: 9am to 7pm
Wednesday: 9am to 7pm
Thursday: 9am to 7pm
Friday: 8am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 1pm