If you have diabetes, you are at special risk for developing foot problems. This is because many patients with diabetes have impaired circulation in their feet. If you have diabetes, it is important that you have periodic foot exams to make sure that no serious foot problems are developing. Our doctor at Desert Foot Surgeons will be able to provide you with the highest level of diabetic foot care in Phoenix.
Our expert and highly trained podiatrist is Dr. Stephen Geller. Whether you need diabetic foot treatments and wound care, or simply preventive treatment of a corn on your toe, our podiatrist will be able to help you to keep your feet healthy. The best way for a patient to avoid complications from diabetes- related foot problems is to control blood sugar levels. However, if you have diabetes, it is very important that you make sure that your foot health is maintained by working with our doctor to help keep the likelihood of any type of foot infection to a minimum. As part of your diabetic foot care in Phoenix, we suggest that you visit our podiatrist on a regular basis so that any potential foot problems can be found and treated early.
When a patient has poor blood flow in their feet, it will take longer for a sore or cut to heal. If you have a problem with peripheral vascular disease that affects your blood flow to your feet, you are at increased risk for developing foot ulcers or even gangrene. This is why it is so important that you see our podiatrist at the earliest sign of any foot problem. If you have athlete’s foot, which is a fungus that causes itching and cracking of your skin, you will want to come to our podiatry practice for treatment. Our doctor will be able to provide you with treatments which will kill the fungus, and help treat any type of foot or toenail infection. If you have an ingrown toenail, or a corn on your toe, you will want to have these items treated as soon as possible, as well. Calluses, ingrown toenails, corns, and other foot problems can easily become infected and go on to cause serious foot problems for diabetics unless they are treated early. For an appointment to meet with our podiatrist regarding preventive diabetic foot care in Phoenix, simply contact our office today.