Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Diabetic Foot Ulcers

foot ulcer can quickly become a major problem for people who have diabetes. Since the peripheral nerve damage of diabetes causes a lack feeling in the extremities, the feet become extremely susceptible to unnoticed infections. These can progress to gangrenous ulcers requiring the amputation of a toe, or even your entire foot.

A proven way to prevent foot ulcers and to avoid any complications and possible amputation risks is to take proper care of your feet and to immediately bring any problems to the attention of your foot doctor.

Prevent foot ulcers from forming with these proactive steps:

For more expert advice on foot ulcer prevention and treatment, consult with your foot care professional. Dr. Scott Nelson of Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic in Garland, TX, is a board-certified and highly experienced podiatrist who has helped people suffering from all types of foot and ankle injuries and deformities. From bunions to diabetic foot problems, sports injuries and fungal nails, you can trust that Dr. Nelson and his staff are wholeheartedly devoted to your foot health. Please contact our office with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment by calling 972-414-9800.

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