Diabetes is a systemic disorder that can cause complications in other organ systems. This includes diabetic foot conditions where small injuries like cuts can become infected and worsen due to the impaired circulation and healing caused by diabetes, progressing to diabetic foot ulcers. This is why preventative diabetic foot care is a must. Dr. J. Leonard Knudson, DPM offers diabetic foot care treatments at his practice in Culver City, the Associated Foot Care Clinic. With this, patients can keep their feet healthy and free of complications.
Culver City Diabetic Foot Care Prevents Complications
Diabetes can cause diminished sensation in the feet so minor injuries like cuts and blisters can go unnoticed and untreated. The risk of infection is higher due to the impeded circulation caused by diabetes, which delays the healing process. So these injuries can progress and worsen, which is how diabetic foot complications like diabetic foot ulcers occur. These complications have signs and symptoms such as:
Pain in the legs or cramping in the buttocks, thighs or calves during physical activity
Tingling or burning pain in the feet
Losing sense of touch or ability to feel temperature
Changes in feet shape
Loss of hairs on lower extremities, such as the toes, feet and lower legs
Dry, cracked skin on the feet
Changing foot color and temperature
Fungal infections between the toes
Blisters, sores, ulcers or infected corns or ingrown toenails
Prompt diabetic foot care at the Associated Foot Care Clinic in Culver City can maintain healthy feet in diabetic patients and prevent complications from arising. Any injuries can be managed properly, preventing them from worsening.
Diabetic foot care entails regular assessment of the feet, debridement of calluses, prompt wound care and the provision of proper protective footwear.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. J. Leonard Knudson - a Culver City Foot Doctor for treatment.
Dr. J. Leonard Knudson is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Culver City and near West Los Angeles. We also tend to patients from nearby - UCLA, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice, Santa Monica and the West Los Angeles area.
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