If you’re dealing with diabetes, you know that it can affect multiple aspects of your life. It’s important that if you have diabetes, you take your foot health seriously in order to keep yourself healthy and fully intact. Diabetes can cause peripheral neuropathy which can cause numbness and tingling in your extremities. Because of this, it’s important that you care for your feet properly. Dr. Keith Rosenthal, Dr. Julian Sansone, and Dr. Matthew Blutfield at The Foot and Ankle Center in Howell Township and Brick, NJ, can explain why diabetic foot care is extremely important to your health.
The Importance of Diabetic Foot Care
Because many diabetics deal with peripheral neuropathy, there is a chance that cuts and wounds will go unnoticed for days or even weeks. Cuts on the feet take longer to heal because of friction and diabetes impacts how your body heals. If left alone, an open wound can easily get infected and cause complications to occur.
If you’re caring for your feet and checking them daily, diabetic foot care with the help of our podiatrists can help save your feet. If a cut develops and then an infection sets in, there’s a good chance that you may need to amputate your foot.
You should be washing your feet, drying them completely, and keeping them moisturized. Avoid ingrown toenails and schedule a yearly check-up to analyze your feet. If you are dealing with a cut or another problem, it’s important to see your podiatrist as soon as possible for care.
Contact Your Podiatrist Today
Find out how you can get the care that you need with diabetes. Contact Dr. Rosenthal, Dr. Sansone, and Dr. Blutfield at The Foot and Ankle Center in Howell Township and Brick, NJ, to learn more about diabetic foot care. Call for more information today at (732) 833-2800 for the office in Howell Township, NJ, and (732) 477-0441 for the office in Brick, NJ.