If you have diabetes you probably already know the importance of having a periodic foot exam. Many people with diabetes have poor circulation, and this medical condition can go on to affect many areas of your body, including your feet. If you are looking for an expert and knowledgeable podiatrist who is well-trained in providing diabetic foot and wound care, you will want to visit our Brighton Beach podiatry office, Body & Feet.
At Body & Feet our highly-skilled and well-liked podiatrist is Dr. Eugene Shapiro. Dr. Shapiro provides excellent podiatric care for all members of the family. Many people believe that podiatrists work mainly with the elderly but the truth is that many children need podiatric services as well as do teens and young adults. It is very important that patients with diabetes come in on a regular basis for periodic diabetic foot exams. When you have diabetes, even small foot problems can turn into big problems. For this reason we encourage you to come to our Brighton Beach podiatry office so that we can thoroughly examine your feet, and treat any and all potentially dangerous foot problems.
If you are a diabetic you should come to our Brighton Beach podiatry office even if you have a simple corn or callus. Foot problems like this can become infected and potentially cause serious health problems, as can Athlete’s foot or ingrown toenails. You should inspect the bottom of your feet every day, and if you ever see an open wound you should contact our office immediately for an appointment. We will do our very best to get you in that day so that you can have treatment immediately. When a diabetic person has an open sore on the sole of their foot it is important that treatment is thorough so that the wound will stand the best chance of completely healing in a short amount of time. When you have diabetes you will also want to make sure that you don’t wear shoes that are too tight that might cause even a small blister. This type of foot problem can become a major situation for our diabetic patients. For a diabetic foot exam, contact us today.
By Body & Feet
December 16, 2015