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Diabetes is a health condition that occurs when the body can’t properly control glucose (sugar) levels in your bloodstream. This excess glucose can lead to nerve damage and circulatory disorders, and because your feet are the furthest part of your body from your heart, they can be hit especially hard by diabetic complications. Poorly managed diabetes can even lead to toe or foot amputation, so it’s imperative that you know the signs of an issue and you seek out treatment if you’re dealing with a foot problem that is caused or exacerbated by your diabetes. In today’s blog, we look at five signs that suggest you should connect with a foot specialist to help manage your foot problems and diabetes.
As we mentioned in the intro, diabetes can oftentimes cause problems for your circulatory and nervous systems, which can both lead to issues with your feet. Nerve damage can make it so that your feet are constantly uncomfortable, or it can lead to foot numbness and a lack of sensation. Being unable to feel pain in your feet may sound like a good thing, but pain is how our brain signals that there is an issue that requires our attention. If you’re suffering from loss of pain sensations in your feet, you may not realize that a foot issue has developed, and the injury may be very slow to heal because of the poor circulation you’re experiencing.
As you can see, diabetic foot problems can compound in a hurry, so it’s imperative that you recognize some of the warning signs of an issue and you seek out appropriate care. Here’s a look at five signs that you’ll want to connect with a foot specialist about how to care for issues with your diabetic feet:
If you’re dealing with any of these symptoms, or you want to talk to a foot specialist about a different foot or ankle issue that you’re dealing with, reach out to the team at The Centers For Advanced Orthopaedics today at (703) 584-2040.