Podiatry of SA

Diabetic Foot Care

Get Advanced Diabetic Foot Care Services In 2024

Podiatry of SA is one of the few Centers globally that can provide comprehensive foot care facilities with a multidisciplinary team approach under one roof. We are geared with highly modernized podiatric services with all kinds of high-tech equipment available for diagnosing, preventing, and managing diabetic foot problems at their earliest stages.
Advanced Diabetic Foot Care

What is a diabetic foot?

The feet of diabetics tend to be blistered or cut, and such cuts may cause severe diabetic ulcers. It is common for over half of the diabetes patients to have reduced nerve sensation as well as diabetic neuropathy. Particularly, the nerves in the lower body and the limbs are normally affected by this condition, leading to complete loss of sensation in these areas. This forms a basis on which it can be argued that diabetic neuropathy can result in the inability to sense temperature or vibration. Neuropathy makes people feel tingling, burning, or even numbness on their toes.

What are the symptoms of Diabetic Foot?

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What services does Podiatry of SA offer?

Thus, Podiatry of SA offers all these services under one roof. The successful treatment of diabetes requires patients’ participation and cooperation in managing foot disorders.

How does diabetes affect the foot?

Diabetic neuropathy can cause a creeping or blistering feeling in the leg and also painful feet, which are prone to open sores. Such sores may become infected. 
Reduced blood flow to the feet caused by diabetes complicates the healing of wounds or sores. Sometimes, it may lead to gangrene. This may result in removing the foot, toe, or part of the leg to prevent further infection throughout the body and save a life. Individuals must care for their feet to avoid grave infections and gangrene.
Feet may change shape due to damaged nerves caused by diabetes, Charcot’s foot being one of them. In its early stages, you might notice redness, warmth, swelling, etc., in the affected foot area. Subsequently, bones shift around or even break down, while some forefoot could collapse inward, leaving the sole convex, resembling a ‘rocker bottom.

Why choose Podiatry of SA for Diabetic Foot Care?

Keeping diabetes in check calls for diligence in foot care, and Podiatry of SA is your best partner in that respect. Here are 7 reasons to prove this:

Specialization

Our team of experienced podiatrists will enable you to receive the best treatment for diabetic foot complications.

A more comprehensive approach

Besides routine foot exams, we offer a holistic perspective, assessing nerve functions and vascular and personalized treatment plans.

Advanced technology

The clinic utilizes modern methods such as digital scanners and pressure mapping, which help detect natural causes of your leg problem to prevent future complications.

Education and Support

Educating patients about their condition is vital. Guidance on diabetic foot care regime, footwear selection, and blood sugar control is provided by the staff.

Patient-Centered Care

We are focused on you as the patient, which means we aim to create a cool and welcoming environment. It requires clear communication and attention to all questions and concerns. 

Convenience and Accessibility

Convenience is what keeps one satisfied. This can be ensured by having several different points of access to reduce the time taken when traveling from one point to another.

Collaborative Care

Collaboration means everything for Podiatry of SA. This involves working together with your primary care physician and other healthcare providers for a coordinated approach towards your health in general.

Arthritis Diagnosis And Treatment

FAQs

Treatment options vary relying on the seriousness of the condition and may be surgical or non-surgical. Without surgery, cleaning and dressing of diabetic foot wounds with advanced wound care modalities are under constant monitoring until eventual healing can be done. Surgical intervention will only occur when a consultation with a surgeon determines it is appropriate in such severe cases.
High blood sugar levels for a long time are the main cause of diabetic feet. Diabetic neuropathy, which refers to nerve damage resulting from increased sugar in the blood, leads to loss of sensation in the limbs. Often, such a condition can result in complications like foot ulcers and subsequent infections that may be very severe.
Our professionals believe that patients with diabetes must undergo a full assessment of their diabetic foot at least once per year at Podiatry of SA. Regular checks will be necessary for symptoms, such as tingling or numbness on the feet, pain, swelling, or burning sensation. It’s advisable to make an appointment with your physician whenever you notice slow healing of a blister or cut on your foot or if there is any discoloration.