November is American Diabetes Month and a time when we pay particular attention to the explosive growth of diabetes and the major foot complications that can plague sufferers. Nerve damage from diabetes can cause foot numbness so that cuts and other foot damage goes undetected until the problem has worsened.
A diabetic foot ulcer can lead to amputation. Fortunately, taking proper care of your feet and having regular exams by your foot doctor can avoid these outcomes.
Avoid serious diabetic foot complications by following these tips:
Fortunately, with proper adherence to these essential care tips you can manage your diabetes and avoid future complications, so see your foot doctor for an evaluation. At Atlantic Foot and Ankle Specialists, Dr. Melissa Robitaille and Dr. Todd Newsom treat virtually all types of foot and ankle disorders including bunions, hammertoes, ingrown toenails, and heel pain. Equipped with leading-edge technologies such as extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) and laser surgery for toenail fungus, we provide specialized, compassionate service for patients in the Pooler, Georgia area of Chatham County. For any pain and discomfort you are experiencing with your feet and ankles, contact us today at (912) 988-3323.