Here at Desert Foot Surgeons, our diabetic foot care in Phoenix is known for being the best in the area. If you have diabetes, you should know the risks that the condition poses to your feet. One of the most common issues that call for our expert diabetic foot care in Phoenix is the development of neuropathy, or nerve damage, in the foot. Damage to the nerves in your feet can numb you to pain, heat, and cold. This lessened ability to feel such sensations is potentially quite dangerous, as it can leave you unaware if you injure your foot in a way that can lead to further complications. You could have a laceration and not realize it until there is already a serious infection, as one example. Nerve damage can also alter the shape of your feet and toes. Another foot complication associated with diabetes is the development of changes to the skin. Many times, people with diabetes notice an increased drying of the skin in the feet, which can cause the skin to more easily and painfully crack. People with diabetes also often develop calluses on their feet, because there are more high pressure areas underfoot in diabetics. Other examples of foot issues for diabetics include foot ulcers, poor circulation, and the risk of amputation. As a diabetic, you should make it a point to keep an eye on your feet and check for any symptoms or changes, and also to visit our specialists in diabetic foot care in Phoenix on a regular basis so that we can determine if treatments are needed earlier on, which can often save you from more serious complications.
If you would like to learn more about our diabetic foot care in Phoenix, or any of the other various services available to you here at Desert Foot Surgeons, be sure to visit our practice’s main website to read through some of the additional details we have provided for our current and prospective patients. If you have any specific questions or concerns that you would like to discuss with a member of our staff, please do not hesitate to contact us either by phone or online.