Diabetic Foot Problems
Diabetics need to take great care of their feet to prevent serious complications. Diabetes can cause damage to the nerves and the blood supply. The loss of nerve function (neuropathy) in the legs and feet may develop overtime and foot injuries, ulcers, infections, and other problems can occur painlessly. Blood supply can become reduced or altered (poor circulation), which prevents foot injuries from healing. Symptoms of diabetic foot problems include pain or a tingling foot sensation in the feet at night. Common diabetic foot problems include:
- Foot ulcers
- Cuts and sores
- Ingrown toenails
- Deep infections
- Charcot Arthropathy (unrealised fractures because lack of sensation does not cause pain)
Diabetics need to see a Podiatrist regularly. Griffith Foot Clinic provides a full diabetic assessment and can provide comprehensive ongoing treatment, in conjunction with your Doctor and other diabetes professionals. Treatment options range from regular foot maintenance, ulcer care, footwear advice and in some cases customised orthotics (insoles). Griffith Foot Clinic will assist you to maintain healthy feet and prevent serious complications. Contact Griffith Foot Clinic today for an appointment.