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Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetic foot care is essential for individuals living with diabetes. It is important to take extra care of your feet, as problems with the feet can lead to further complications. There are diabetes-related foot complications and risks patients should be aware of that underscore the importance of regular foot examinations. Remember, diabetic foot care is an ongoing process. But with the right treatment modality, you’ll stay a step ahead of the game. 

Diabetic Foot Care

Overview of Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetic foot care is the practice of taking special care of the feet of individuals living with diabetes. Diabetes can cause a variety of foot problems, including nerve damage, poor circulation, and infection. Diabetes-related foot problems can range from minor to serious. The most common problems include: skin infections, ulcers and Charcot foot. These can lead to further complications if not taken care of properly. This is why it’s important to understand the risks of diabetes-related foot complications, so you can be proactive about your health.

Importance of Regular Foot Examinations

If you have a broken ankle, your symptoms may include, but are not limited to:

  • Inability to move your ankle through its normal range of motion
  • Immediate and throbbing pain after injury
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Inability to bear weight on injured ankle
  • Bruising
  • Increased warmth to the area

Your local podiatrist will evaluate and diagnose your injury prior to treatment.

Essential Tips for Diabetic Foot Care

There are several essential tips for diabetic foot care that can help protect the feet. Here are the most important ones:

Wear Proper Footwear

The first tip for diabetic foot care is to wear the proper footwear. Shoes should fit properly and provide adequate support. Shoes should also be wide enough to allow for proper circulation. It is just as important that you wear socks that fit properly and are made from breathable materials.

Monitor Your Feet Daily

Patients should inspect their feet daily for any signs of injury or infection. Any changes in the color, shape or size of the feet should be reported to your podiatrist.

Keep Your Feet Clean

Washing your feet daily with warm water and mild soap and drying them thoroughly should be part of your daily routine. It is important to avoid using harsh soaps and hot water, as this can dry out your skin.

Avoid Walking Barefoot

Avoid walking barefoot, as this can lead to injuries. Shoes should be worn at all times, even when at home, to reduce the risk of unforeseeable injuries to the feet. 

Exercise Regularly

Exercising regularly can help maintain good circulation and keep the feet healthy. Walking, swimming, and cycling are all good forms of exercise for individuals living with diabetes.

Keep Skin Moisturized

Keeping the skin on the feet moisturized can help prevent dry, cracked skin. A moisturizing cream or lotion can be applied to your feet daily. Make sure that you avoid applying the cream or lotion between the toes, as this can lead to infection.

Jenna Kemp
Jenna Kemp
I've posted a review a few times and can't seem to find them! Dr. Monaco is by far the best podiatrist there is! I had been seeing another podiatrist in Columbus, who'd done 3 surgeries, all 3 messing my foot up worse, with the 3rd one leaving my first and second toes in the shape of a peace sign! I was constantly told by the previous podiatrist that everything was fine and lined up the way it was supposed to be. I had my first surgery with Dr. Monaco in August and it was the best decision I've made! She is by far the best! Truly compassionate about what she does! Very knowledgeable! Truly cares about her patients! If you're in need of a podiatrist give Dr. Monaco q call! ❤️
James Tully
James Tully
Very pleasant staff, great doctor.
Charlotte Carter
Charlotte Carter
Very competent and comfortable doctor ! The staff is friendly and helpful ! Best Podiatrist I've ever been to !
Christopher G
Christopher G
I was very impressed with Dr. Monaco this was my first visit. All the office staff was so nice as well as my nurse. I had came to Dr Monaco after being very unhappy with the prior Dr I had seen for my ankle injury. Dr. Monaco was very through with her exam and I think I finally got a good idea of what my issue is. Although I do need some further imaging test. Overall I am so glad I decided to see her, I didn't feel rushed at all and she answered all my questions. I'm sure I will have several more visits with her and overall I am well pleased. I highly recommend her to anyone who's having any foot or ankle issues.
George Rindfleisch
George Rindfleisch
A very positive experience. To be seen by a qualified professional who gets to the heart of your problem quickly and in a friendly manner is always a plus in my book.
Dr. D’Amico is always a pleasure to see. She is a blessing. Thank you Dr. D.
J Marie
J Marie
Staff promot and cordial. Provider took time to explain details of what I was there for and very pleasant to speak with.

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