Caring for Your Diabetic Feet
Our physicians are highly experienced in managing foot and ankle conditions resulting from diabetic complications.
Patients who live with diabetes are at higher risk for foot conditions due to peripheral neuropathy, a condition that causes damage to the nerves of the body, especially the legs and the feet. As the result of the nerve damage, patients have more difficulty detecting extreme temperatures and pain, leading to a possible foot injury or infection that the patient may be unaware.
At Essex Union Podiatry, we offer regular and thorough examinations for patients living with diabetes who suffer from peripheral neuropathy. As part of our comprehensive services, we check for high blood pressure and areas of poor circulation as well as noticeable changes in the foot, including broken skin, change in skin color or swelling.