Foot Care for Patients with Diabetes
Diabetes can cause a loss of feeling in the feet. You may not feel a pebble inside your sock or a blister on your foot, which can lead to more serious wounds. Because diabetes also lowers the amount of blood flow to the feet, it makes it more difficult for any foot wound, sore or injury to heal.
Patients with diabetes should visit their Oakland Regional Hospital podiatrist regularly as a part of their overall health care strategy. Be sure to see your podiatrist if you experience:
- Pain or loss of feeling in your feet (numbness, tingling)
- Changes in the shape of your feet or toes
- Sores, cuts, or ulcers on your feet that do not heal
Work with your Oakland Regional Hospital podiatrist to create a foot care plan that fits your lifestyle and prevents foot pain or damage.
The podiatrists at Oakland Regional Hospital treat these and many other conditions of the feet. If you are experiencing foot pain or discomfort, click below to make an appointment for a consultation. Or, call the Appointment Hotline at (248) 423-8484.