When you receive a diagnosis of diabetes, it may feel as if you suddenly need to do a lot of studying. You must learn how to test your blood sugar, which foods are best, and how to reorganize your life for improved health. Although you may not think about your feet right away, it is vital to learn as much as you can about diabetic foot care.
There is a high risk that you will experience diabetic feet and neuropathy. This refers to nerve damage in your feet and, possibly, in your legs. As a result, you may have foot pain, tingling, or numbness. You may not notice when you step on a sharp rock or that you are standing on the heating vent for too long. Without a response from your nerves, you could get cuts, blisters, or infected sores without knowing.
At Greenville Foot & Ankle, we want you to have healthy feet even with a diabetes diagnosis. The first step toward achieving improved foot health is prevention:
During your appointment at Green Foot & Ankle, we will share regular physical activities and exercises that target the range of movement in your feet and ankles to keep the blood moving to your feet.
Get your feet checked by one of our staff members when you notice tell-tale symptoms:
Do not wait for these conditions to heal on their own. Our team can recommend treatment and exercises for improved foot health.