By Ambulatory Foot and Ankle Associates LLC
September 04, 2018
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Diabetic Feet  

Diabetic Foot Care DoctorPatients who have been diagnosed with diabetes sometimes have trouble getting blood to circulate freely to the lower regions of the body, particularly the feet. This is why podiatrists focus diabetic foot care. It is focused on helping patients with diabetes manage the health and wellness of their feet while they manage their condition. Consult your podiatrist Dr. Howard Abramsohn at Ambulatory Foot and Ankle Associates in Moorestown, NJ if your feet need diabetic care.

What Is Diabetic Foot Care?
Podiatrists are familiar with diabetes and how it can impact your foot health. The concern is that if the foot is wounded in some way, whether it is a cut, ulcer or ingrown toenail, it could turn into an aggressive infection. Foot wounds don’t always heal as quickly as they should in diabetic patients because the blood doesn’t circulate as quickly. This is especially true when blood sugar levels are not being properly controlled with medication and diet. 

Proper Diabetic Care for the Feet
Patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes often need help with foot care and maintenance. Diabetic care treatments offered at Ambulatory Foot and Ankle Associates in Moorestown, NJ may include:

- Regular foot exams.
- Clipping the toenails properly to avoid ingrown toenails.
- Safe removal of ingrown toenails.
- Corn or callus removal.
- Wound cleaning and dressing.
- Debridement of foot ulcers and antibiotic therapy.
- Diet and health consultations.

Tips to Keep Your Feet Healthy
It's important that you keep an eye on your feet if you have been diagnosed with diabetes. Do a visual exam of your feet, ankles, and lower legs each day. If you feel comfortable clipping your own nails, avoid cutting them too low and go straight across. At the first sign of a wound that isn't healing normally, make a visit to your podiatrist.

Stay in Touch with Your Podiatrist
Diabetic care is an essential part of making sure your feet stay healthy and well-circulated while treating and managing your health condition. Call (856) 234-5180 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Howard Abramsohn at his office in Moorestown, NJ.