Diabetes is a disease that affects millions of Americans and up to one-third of the population is unaware that they have it.
When it comes to the feet, the bones and joints have an important job of supporting the body. When someone has diabetes however, the increased blood sugar levels affect the blood vessels and nerves in the feet. This is what will lead to diabetic foot problems.
What Causes Diabetes Foot Problems?
When there is an abnormal amount of blood sugar in the body, the foot experiences a decrease in sensitivity which ultimately causes nerve damage. When an individual experiences this, they are no longer able to feel normal sensations in their foot and a simple blister can become infected without the person knowing.
The following are associated conditions to keep an eye on and call us if you see suspect they are forming:
Corns and bunions
Dry, cracked skin
Cuts or scratches on feet
When you come to Shady Grove Podiatry, we will provide you the services that you need in order to care and treat your diabetic foot problems. Our expert podiatrists will thoroughly examine your feet and create a customized regimen for making sure that your feet get the best care.
Contact Shady Grove Podiatry Today
Shady Grove Podiatry gives its patients service they can trust. To set up an appointment today regarding an issue with your foot/ankle, call Shady Grove Podiatry in Gaithersburg, Maryland at 301-948-2995.