How your podiatrists in Howell Township, and Brick, NJ, can help your feet if you have diabetes.
Your feet can suffer, especially if you are diabetic. The profound effects of diabetes can show up in your feet. Fortunately, your podiatrist can help you protect your feet, so they can carry you through your life.
Dr. Keith Rosenthal, Dr. Julian Sansone, and Dr. Rarama, at The Foot And Ankle Center offer comprehensive foot and ankle care, including treatment of diabetic feet. They have two convenient office locations in Howell Township, and Brick, NJ, to help you.
Diabetes causes changes throughout your body to your immune, circulatory, and nervous systems. This is what can happen to your feet when you are diabetic:
Immune system problems can delay healing, causing a small cut or blister to turn into a painful diabetic ulcer.
Circulatory system problems can impair blood flow, causing soft tissue death and possibly amputations.
Nervous system problems can result in loss of sensation, causing you to not feel it if you injure your foot. Nervous system changes can also result in painful diabetic neuropathy.
Let’s look at a few of the important ways you can take care of your diabetic feet. Remember to:
- Avoid going barefoot so you don’t injure your feet
- Wear appropriate, protective footwear for the activity you are doing
- Wash and dry your feet thoroughly every day
- Check your feet every day for any injuries
- Apply antibiotic cream to any injuries and bandage the area
- Apply moisturizing cream to keep your skin from drying out and cracking
- Stretch your ankles, feet, and toes every day to boost your circulation
Visiting your podiatrist regularly is another important way to protect your feet. Your podiatrist can identify and treat small issues, so they don’t turn into big problems.
To find out more about taking care of your feet when you are diabetic, talk with the experts. Call Dr. Keith Rosenthal, Dr. Julian Sansone, and Dr. Rarama, at The Foot And Ankle Center. You can reach them in Howell Township, NJ, by calling (732) 833-2800 or in Brick, NJ, by calling (732) 477-0441, so call today.