Taking care of your feet is especially important for patients with diabetes. A strict regimen of checking your feet daily for any injuries or damage can help you to stay healthier and can prevent some of the most serious complications of diabetes. At Foot & Ankle Restoration, we work with patients with diabetes to create a customized foot care plan that protects your health and mobility now and for the future. Our team is committed to protecting your feet and ankles to ensure that you retain your mobility for as long as possible.
What Is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a serious illness that affects about 10 percent of the population of the United States. This disease allows blood glucose levels to rise to unhealthy and unsafe levels. If not controlled, it can result in serious side effects for patients who suffer from diabetes. Diabetic neuropathy is one of the most serious issues that can arise as a result of this disease. Our team will work with you to provide practical measures that can protect you from the complications of this condition.
Understanding Diabetic Neuropathy
Over time, the high glucose levels associated with diabetes can cause nerve damage throughout your body. This can cause tingling, numbness or pain for some diabetes patients. In other cases, the ability of the nerves to transmit pain signals can be limited or eliminated altogether. Diabetic neuropathy can affect the feet by allowing injuries and medical conditions to go unnoticed, which can cause infections and other issues to develop. Diabetes can also affect the circulation of the blood to extremities, which can create other issues for our patients.
The Services We Offer
At Foot & Ankle Restoration, we offer customized treatment plans that are designed specifically to protect your feet against the effects of diabetic neuropathy and poor circulation caused by diabetes. We work with you throughout your treatment to find the most practical ways to protect your feet from these serious side effects of diabetes and to provide you with greater comfort when managing the health of your feet and the progress of this disease.
If you are looking for practical solutions for managing your diabetic foot care regimen, the podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Restoration can provide you with the support you need. We are conveniently located in Co-Op City, the Bronx, in New York City and offer the services you need. Call us today at 718-671-2233 to schedule your first appointment with us. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.