How your podiatrist in Baltimore, MD, can help your feet
While you may not regularly think about how diabetes affects your feet, the truth is, the condition can have serious consequences on them if not treated properly. Read on to learn more about proper diabetic foor care, and call Dr. Edward Orman at Honeygo Podiatry in Baltimore, MD, for a personalized medical approach.
More about Diabetic Foot Care
Your body needs special care if you have diabetes, and this includes your feet. These are just a few of the ways that diabetes can affect them:
- Diabetes can compromise your immune system, making it difficult for wounds to heal. That means a small blister or cut can turn into an infection or a large and painful diabetic ulcer.
- Diabetes can compromise your circulatory system, resulting in impaired blood flow to organs and extremities, including your feet. When tissue doesn’t receive adequate blood flow, the tissue can begin to die, which can lead to amputations of toes.
- Diabetes can also compromise your nervous system, which means if you injure your feet, you may not realize it. You can burn, cut, or bruise your feet and not even know it. Diabetes can also cause painful diabetic neuropathy, a condition resulting in nerve pain in your feet and other extremities.
The good news is, you can do a lot to improve the self-care of your feet. Remember to:
- Do daily stretches of your feet, ankles, and toes
- Wash your feet every day and apply moisturizing lotion
- Examine your feet every day, with an eye towards sores, blisters, and other tissue injuries
- Clean and bandage any cuts, blisters, or sores
- Avoid going barefoot; wear socks and shoes, especially if you are active
Your podiatrist can help keep you and your feet stay healthy, so remember to visit your podiatrist often for a thorough foot exam and evaluation.
Give Us a Call!
If you are one of the over 29 million people in the U.S. with diabetes, it's essential to see a podiatrist to ensure the health of your feet. To learn more about diabetic foot care, call Dr. Edward Orman at Honeygo Podiatry in Baltimore, MD, today! The number is (410) 529-4141.