Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetes is a condition which affects your body’s ability to process sugar. When it isn’t adequately managed, high sugar levels can cause damage to other parts of your body, including your heart and kidneys.
Numbness in the extremities can also be an issue, which is why diabetics should avoid performing certain elements of footcare by themselves, as they may not be able to feel when they’ve damaged the tissue. Many people with diabetes also have mobility problems which makes it difficult to reach their feet.
Footcare for Diabetics
Having diabetes also makes sufferers more prone to skin sores and lesions, as well as infections, and can also hinder the healing process. This can lead to ulcers and even amputation in the most serious cases, which is why it’s so important for diabetics to care for their feet.
The elevated glucose levels associated with diabetes can impact your circulatory and nervous systems, manifesting in the feet as something called peripheral neuropathy. This is damage to your nerves which desensitises your feet to pain, hot and cold, therefore you won’t notice a cut. Healing is also affected due to poor circulation.
Maintaining good foot hygiene to avoid potential infections is really important. Wearing appropriate shoes is a big help in keeping your feet in good condition, and never attempt to treat own podiatry issues such as hard skin accumulation yourself.
If a cut is left unnoticed, it may lead to:
Foot amputation, if severe
Our qualified staff will perform the following assessments:
We will also treat cuts or other foot issues once we have checked you.
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Diabetic feet treatments
Here at the Central Podiatry Clinic in Birmingham, we can perform diabetic foot assessments and offer ongoing foot care advice.
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Chiropodists in Solihull
Whether you call it Chiropody or Podiatry, at the Central Podiatry Clinic in Solihull we provide a 5-star service for all clients. Our professional approach is second to none and we always aim to fix your foot problems with a strong focus on aftercare.