If you have diabetes it is very important that you see our podiatrist on a regular basis to make sure that you do not develop any foot problems. At our practice, Dr. Theodore D’Amato, our expert podiatrist and foot surgeon, Dr. Theodore D’Amato, can help you prevent and treat you for diabetic infections in Brick.
Patients with diabetes are prone to developing foot problems because diabetes can cause poor circulation. This can cause numbing, burning, loss of balance and strength, as well as foot ulcers and infections. It is very important that if you have any type of small infection on your foot, or a foot problem which can lead to an infection, such as an ingrown toenail or a simple corn, that you visit our podiatry practice to be seen by our podiatrist. When it comes to diabetic foot care an ounce of prevention is well worth a pound of cure. Our foot doctor can determine how diabetes is affecting your feet, and come up with a care program to reverse any existing foot problems. It is important that you have at least an annual podiatry exam to help avoid getting diabetic infections in Brick. When you have diabetic nerve damage, it will lessen your ability to feel pain or any other type of discomfort in your feet. This means that if you develop a foot sore you will be less likely to realize it for a while. Sometimes patients have foot problems and are not aware of it until the foot is well infected. When patients feet become dry, the skin on their feet can peel and crack and lead to infection. One of the most serious problems are foot ulcers which can occur on the ball of the foot, or on the bottom of the big toe. If you notice any type of ulcer, see our podiatrist right away for treatment. Failure to have these ulcers treated can lead to loss of a limb.
For an appointment to meet with our foot surgeon for treatment of diabetic infections in Brick, contact us today.