Receive your FREE copy
of Dr. Philip S. Pinsker's book today!

I wrote this book because
too many people suffer from foot and ankle pain unnecessarily.

~ Dr. Phil Pinsker

 

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT Online  Form

                                                                                             OR  Call today!  (724) 225- 7410 

FIND OUR OFFICE
853 Jefferson Ave
Washington, PA, 15301

Podiatrist - Washington
853 Jefferson Ave
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 225-7410
(724) 225-9469 - fax

Archive:

Tags

Categories:

By Dr. Philip S. Pinsker
June 11, 2013
Category: Diabetes

If you have diabetes, your foot health can become compromised quickly so it is important to know how to check your feet and what to look for! Dr. Phil Pinsker, foot specialist in Washington, PA is highly dedicated to educating his patients with diabetes on how to take care of their feet. If you have diabetes, amputations are a realistic possibility if you are not proactive about your foot care.

What are the most important things to look for if I have diabetes?

The best thing you can do to start off is to check your feet every day. A common problem associated with diabetes is neuropathy, which results in nerve damage in your feet. A loss of sensation to pain, heat and cold can cause you to be unaware of an injury. Check your feet for the following:

Redness – this could be from irritation in your shoes and could mean a blister is in your future or that an infection is present.

Bruising – this could mean a blood flow problem or an injury site that needs attention.

Bald patches where hair is missing – this could mean your shoes are irritating your feet or that there is a blood flow problem.

Blisters any blister can become a huge problem for a diabetic and needs to be properly treated from the onset.

Break in the skin – a small fissure or crack in your skin could become infected or turn into a non-healing wound. Any tiny cut needs to be treated accordingly.

Peeling skin between your toes – this could be indicative of an infection.

Ingrown toenailsthis common toe problem can turn painful and infected and should be treated by a podiatrist.

Regular visits to a podiatrist are very important if you have diabetes. If you are in need of foot care or have concerns about your feet, please call Dr. Pinsker today. You can make an appointment by calling our podiatric office at (724) 225-7410 or request an appointment online

Comments: