Diabetes and Foot Care

Diabetes and Foot Care 2018-01-11T22:13:33+00:00

Overview

It’s important for people with diabetes to take care of their feet. Because of diabetes, you may lose feeling in your feet. A minor foot injury can go unnoticed. It may become infected and lead to the loss of a toe, foot or leg

Common Foot Problems

To avoid problems, carefully inspect your feet every day. Use a mirror to look at the soles. You should watch for ingrown toenails, blisters, dry skin, and corns and calluses. Look for plantar warts. These are small, firm, flesh-colored bumps on the soles of the feet. Inspect your toes for signs of athlete’s foot and toenail fungus. And if you have issues such as hammertoes or bunions, be sure to wear proper pads or inserts.

Caring for Your Feet

You should wash your feet every day in warm water. Don’t soak your feet, because this can dry out your skin. Dry them well, especially between the toes. Moisturize the tops and soles of the feet with a thin layer of lotion. Use powder between the toes. Keep corns and calluses smooth, and keep your toenails trimmed. Trim the nails straight across, and finish them with a file.

Protecting Your Feet

Wear socks and proper-fitting shoes at all times, even when indoors. Walking barefoot can lead to injury. If you buy new shoes, break them in slowly. Protect your feet from sources of heat, such as sunlight, radiators and hot pavement. Protect them in cold weather. If you are outdoors in cold weather, frequently check your feet for frostbite.

Regular Exercise

Regular exercise can be very beneficial to your health. Choose activities that are easy on your feet. Walking, swimming, dancing and bicycling are good choices. Keep blood flowing to your feet by putting your feet up when you are sitting. Wiggle your toes and flex your ankles.

Thorough Exams

Your doctor should thoroughly examine your feet every year. During an exam, your doctor will test the circulation and sense of feeling in your legs and feet. The doctor will look for signs of problems, and will decide if you need special shoes or inserts. And the doctor can trim nails or smooth corns or calluses if needed.

TYPES OF PAIN WE TREAT

GASTROINTESTINAL

Hiatial Hernia
Peptic Ulcer

EAR, NOSE AND THROAT

Trigeminal Neuralgia

GENERAL HEALTH

Herniated Disk
Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
Osteoarthritus of the Knee
Osteoporosis
Trigger Point Injections
Where Lower Back Pain Begins
Where Neck Pain Begins
Whiplash

Brain and Mental Health

Depression
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Post-Whiplash Headache
Stroke
Substance Abuse
Traumatic Brain Injury
Occipital Neuralgia (Arnolds Neuralgia)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Substance Dependence
Tension Headache
Trigeminal Neuralgia

Diabetes Conditions

Diabetic Foot
Hyperglycemia (High Blood Glucose) and Diabetes
Hyperglycemia (Low Blood Glucose) and Diabetes
Prediabetes
Diabetes (Type 2)

Diabetes Treatments

Diabetes and Foot Care
Diabetes and Exercise
Diabetes and Healthy Eating
Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Digestive and Urinary Systems Conditions

Constipation (Adults)

Heart, Blood and Blood Vessel Conditions

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Infectious Diseases

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

Lung Conditions

Asthma
Bronchitis
COPD
Emphysema

Medications

Opioids Medications
Opioids (Common Side Effects)
Opioids (Dependence and Addiction)
Opioids and Chronic Pain Management
Using Opioids Safely

Sleep Disorders

Insomnia
Restless Leg Syndrome
Sleep Apnea

Systemic and Genetic Disorders and Conditions

Anemia
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Fibromyalgia
Overweight and Obesity

Head Non-Surgical Procedures

Botox Injections for Chronic Migraine

Peripheral Non-Surgical Procedures

Fascia Illiaca Block
Brachial Pleaxus Block
Femoral Nerve Block
Poplitea Fossa Block

Spine Conditions

Cervical Radiculopathy
Compression Fractures of the Spine
Facet Joint Syndrome
Herniated Discs
Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
Myelopathy
Spinal Stenosis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Where Lower Back Pain Begins

Spine Non-Surgical Procedures

Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection
Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
Discography
Facet Joint Injections
Flouroscopic Guided Piriformis Injection
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection (without contrast)
Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
Medial Branch Block (Cervical)
Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Lumbar Facets
Sacrolliac Joint Steroid Injection
Stellate Ganglion Block

Spine Surgical Procedures

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
Cervical Posterior Foraminotomy
Laminectomy
Laminectomy (cervical) with Fusion
Lumbar Disc Microsurgery
Lumbar Discoscopic Discectomy
Micro Endoscopic Discectomy
Minimally Invasive Lumbar Microdecompression
Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Spinal Fusion (Lumbar)
Selective Endoscopic Disectomy

Foot and Ankle Procedures

PRP Therapy
PRP Therapy for Achilles Tendon Pain
PRP Therapy for Peroneal Tendonitis
PRP Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

Hip and Thigh Conditions

Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Hip Joint Injection
PRP Therapy
Ultrasound-Guided Illoinguinal Nerve Block

Knee Procedures

PRP Therapy
Flouroscopic Guided Steroid Injection for Knee Pain
Genicular Nerve Block
HYALGAN Injection for Knee Pain (Flourscopic Guided)
Visco-supplementation for Arthritis of the Knee

Shoulder Procedures

Suprascapular Nerve Block (Flouroscopically Guided)