Diabetes can damage nerves and cause burning, numbness, tingling, and pain. If you have any of these symptoms please call Summit Foot and Ankle to see what your treatment options can be.
It is very important to take care of your feet when you have Diabetes because diabetes can have many effects on the feet.
Please do the following:
Get regular check-ups by a podiatrist. A podiatrist will help you take care of your feet and create a plan with you for proper foot care.
Ask your Podiatrist which shoes would best fit your foot type and your needs. You may even be able to get special shoes made specifically for Diabetics. Many times these shoes can even be covered by your insurance.
Check your feet every day. Sometimes it helps to use a mirror to check the bottoms of your feet too. It is important to look for areas of redness, swelling, calluses, cuts, dryness and any other signs that you might have questions about. Call your podiatrist at 801-253-6886 if you see any of these signs.
You may want to have a family member help you check your feet if you are having a hard time seeing them.
Keep your feet clean. Wash daily in warm water (not hot) and mild soap. The water should be warm to the touch of hand and not hot. It is easy to make the water too hot which will burn the foot. With Diabetes it is important to not soak your feet.
Dry your feet well.
Be sure to dry between the toes with a clean towel.
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An ingrown toenail is a painful condition caused by the pressure from the ingrowth of the nail edge into the skin of the toe. Once the edge of the nail breaks through the skin, it produces inflammation. Initially presenting as a minor discomfort, it may progress into an infection in the adjacent skin (cellulitis) and/or become a reoccurring problem. Ingrown toenails most commonly affect the large (great) toes.
The main causes of an ingrown toenail are improper trimming of the toenail, an inherited or hereditary condition, and improper shoe fitting. Injury by overly aggressive pedicures and nail picking are also common causes.
SUMMIT FOOT + ANKLE is a proud provider for ingrown toenails. We carry a less than 1% recurrence rate if the permanent procedure is performed
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We have also partnered with JBR Clinical research who may have a study that is right for you in getting your bunion treated.
We believe orthotics can help most patients. Therefore we have priced our orthotics to be reasonable. At Just $250 we feel we can offer excellent custom orthotics for you and your loved ones