If you have diabetes, there are special precautions you need to take to keep your feet in good shape and stay healthy. The board-certified foot experts at Family Foot & Ankle Clinics of Wisconsin LLC want to help you with all of the possible issues that may arise with your feet because of diabetes. From poor blood flow and sores that don't heal to cracked skin and nail disorders, we're here to help.
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is nerve damage in your arms, legs, hands, or feet caused by diabetes. It is different from poor circulation because it affects your nerves rather than your blood vessels. Contact us and we'll work with you to pinpoint the cause of your neuropathy and to find effective treatments that work for your specific situation.
Caring for Your Feet and Preventing Amputation
Bathe your feet gently and carefully Bathe your feet in lukewarm, never hot water Consider using antiperspirant on the soles of your feet to lessen sweating Cut your nails carefully Don't smoke Don't try to treat corns or calluses yourself Get periodic foot exams Inspect your feet daily for problems Keep your feet warm and dry Look for socks made specifically for patients with diabetes Moisturize your feet, but not between your toes Never go barefoot, even at home Shake out any objects from your shoes before putting them on Take care of your diabetes Wear clean, dry socks and change them daily Wear socks to bed to keep your feet warm
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Family Foot & Ankle Clinics of Wisconsin LLC understands the need for podiatry. We focus our care on the lower extremities. Request an appointment now!