Diabetic-related foot complications are incredibly common. From numbness and nerve damage to diabetic ulcers, it’s important that you have a podiatrist that can provide you with care when you need it and answers when it matters. Here at Tola Foot & Ankle Center, Dr. Pamela Tola and her team have worked with many patients living with diabetes. He creates customized treatment plans to ensure that patients live full, healthy and happy lives with healthy, complication-free feet.
Routine Diabetic Foot Care is Crucial
It’s important that you are seeing your podiatrist at least once a year for a comprehensive examination. During these exams our podiatrist will sit down with you to discuss your health and how you are managing your diabetes. We will then perform a foot and ankle exam, asking you questions about any problems or issues you may be dealing with. These routine checkups are critical for patients living with diabetes, even if you do have your condition properly controlled through medication and lifestyle. Diabetic foot care can,
- Prevent, detect and stop the progression of nerve damage
- Prevent diabetic ulcers that could lead to amputation
- Treat open wounds, sores and infections
- Safely remove corns and calluses
- Properly trim your toenails to reduce your risk for ingrown toenails
We can also provide you with the education you need to understand how to properly care for your feet, including which specialized shoes may better support your feet or whether you could benefit from custom-made shoe inserts.
Immediate Diabetic Foot Care at Your Service
Of course, when problems do arise, Emerald Coast Podiatry is here to provide you with same-day care for ulcers, sores and other wounds that require urgent treatment. It’s important that you see a qualified podiatrist to treat and dress any wounds of the feet to prevent a serious infection from developing. It is easy for people with diabetes to develop serious infections or have to undergo amputation due to improper wound care, which is why it’s so imperative that you turn to your podiatrist right away for treatment.