Diabetic Care

Because diabetes interferes with blood circulation, diabetic patients are at an increased risk of developing foot complications. The nervous system is also disrupted, which can produce a reduced ability to feel pain, heat and cold in your feet. This makes you less aware of minor cuts, blisters or pressure sores. If these aren’t treated, they can become painful ulcers. Nerve damage can also lead to other foot deformities like bunions and hammer toes.

Having an understanding of the need for proper care is the first step to ensuring good foot health. At Footpoint Podiatry we provide diabetic assessment and ongoing care, and can advise you on preventative measures to reduce the risk of serious foot conditions. These could include include regular monitoring, routine care of calluses, and insert/orthotic/shoe recommendations.