There are many significant components to diabetic foot care, but perhaps the most important is wound care. An otherwise healthy person might not need to give as much thought to a minor injury on the foot, but even a tiny scrape could devolve into a serious medical complication for someone who lives with diabetes if it is not properly attended to.
At Brook Valley Podiatry, we want to know that all of our patients are able to stay safe and healthy, which means being able to recognize and treat diabetic wounds.
Diabetic Ulcer Prevention
Of course, the best form of ulcer treatment is to reduce the risk of one developing in the first place. Your prevention plan should begin here in our office. We can determine if you have any existing issues with your gait or footwear that may increase your likelihood of developing a foot ulcer, and then create a plan to correct them. We can also establish regularly-scheduled appointments as a proactive defense against major issues.
Take risk factors like drinking alcohol, smoking, elevated glucose levels, and high cholesterol out of the equation if you want the best chance of preventing diabetic foot ulcers. Also make sure that you always protect your feet with the use of the right socks and shoes. If you are unsure as to which ones are best for you, our office will be glad to assist.
Before putting on footwear, always take a moment to inspect the insides of your socks and shoes. This can help you find any small objects that could potentially cause harm.
Diabetic Foot Care in Spring Valley, NY
If you have any questions about diabetic wound care or need medical care for any issue, even if it seems minor at the time, do not hesitate to contact the staff at Brook Valley Podiatry. We are committed to your health and wellness, so call our Spring Valley office at (845) 352-7507 today. You can also schedule your appointment by filling out our online form.