There is no definite answer as to why or how diabetes is caused in an individual. There are many factors that may play a role in the development of diabetes such as genetics, bacterial infection, blood sugar levels, and obesity. Although, many of us know there is no cure for diabetes, there are several ways to manage this disease through: diet, exercise, and medication.
Problems that affect your feet as a diabetic:
Diabetic neuropathy: nerve damage that can occur in the legs and feet causing lack of feeling in those areas. This nerve damage can also affect the muscle functions leading to troubles and pain while ambulating.
Peripheral vascular disease: this a condition as describes as "poor blood flow" which can cause other complications such as ulcers or infections that will not allow wounds to heal properly.
Common foot problems with diabetes?
- Athlete's foot
- Fungal infections
- Calluses or Corns
- Dry skins
- Ingrown toenails
- Plantar warts
Complications of diabetic foot:
- Skin and bone infections
Treatment for Diabetic Feet:
- Oral antibiotics
- Certain vitamins
- Debridement of painful lesions/ulcerations
We, United Foot and Ankle, strive to provide our patients with the best care and treatment at our offices. Making sure that every patient is satisfied with the overall outcomes at our practice! Please feel free to call and make an appointment with us at (732) 979-2035 any of our offices at: East Brunswick, Keyport, Perth Amboy, and Bayonne.