Our Podiatrists Specialize In Diabetic Foot Care & Wound Care (Foot Ulcers) Serving the Gaithersburg, MD Area
DIABETIC FOOT HEALTH
Diabetes has become an epidemic in this country. If you have diabetes it is essential that you have your feet evaluated by a podiatrist.
Diabetics are prone to poor circulation, have a weakened immune system and impaired nerve function in their feet. Due to poor circulation or lack of sensation after poor circulation, diabetic feet are more susceptible to developing sores, and non-healing wounds which may lead to ulcers. These wounds can also develop into serious infections which can lead to amputations, loss of limbs and even loss of life.
With diabetes, you also have a good chance of developing peripheral neuropathy. Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy can be pain, numbness, tingling and burning sensation in your feet. We recommend that you come in for a comprehensive diabetic foot evaluation. We will use the latest technology to test and assess the circulation to your feet, and determine if you have peripheral neuropathy. Once the evaluation is complete, We will design a treatment plan specifically for you.
If you're a diabetic, schedule an appointment so that we can provide you with the care you'll need to minimize possible complications.
Many diabetic patients experience problems with their feet due to poor circulation and loss of sensation.
Proper shoes are needed to help reduce the possibility of painful foot sores and potentially life threatening wounds. Diabetic shoes, extra depth diabetic shoes, and custom inserts are covered services under Medicare. These shoes will reduce foot complications associated with the diabetes Please contact our office for more information.
Having an open wound, increases the chances of infection. If you have a non healing wound on your lower extremity, it is essential that you act to get it healed as quickly as possible to prevent infection and further complications. If you have diabetes, you are especially at risk for complications. The sooner a wound is treated the greater the patient's chances are of healing.
When you first come to our practice, Maple Springs Foot Center, we will use the latest technology to perform a comprehensive neurologic, vascular and orthopedic exam. Once the wounds are healed, patients are regularly followed up to help avoid future problems. So, if you have a non-healing wound on your foot, ankle or leg especially if you're diabetic, we strongly recommend that you contact us today for a complete evaluation.