Prevention is better than cure, especially with diabetic foot conditions. It is definitely better to avoid complications than to need treatment after the condition has worsened. Preventative diabetic foot care is a must for those dealing with the disease. At the Associated Foot Care Clinic in Culver City, Dr. J. Leonard Knudson, DPM, diabetic foot treatments are available along with assessment and diagnostic services so that people with diabetes will be able to keep their feet healthy and free of complications.
The Prevalence of Diabetes and the Importance of Managing It
Center for Disease Control data shows that half of all people with diabetes experience nerve damage of some kind, most often at the extremities such as the nerves of the feet and legs. This can lead to reduced sensation in the feet, meaning minor injuries like cuts or blisters may go unnoticed. Combined with impeded circulation due to diabetes, which contributes to delayed healing, these unnoticed injuries can progress and worsen - developing infections and growing. This is how diabetic foot complications like ulcers occur.
Diabetic foot treatments and care at the Associated Foot Care Clinic in Culver City can prevent this from occurring as well as manage the general health of diabetic patients' feet to ensure optimum outcomes.
Diabetic foot care involves regular assessments of both feet, the debridement of calluses, prompt wound care for any injuries before they progress and worsen, cleaning as well as the wearing of proper protective footwear.
Dr. Knudson will educate and empower patients so that they will be more informed regarding their condition and will be able to care for themselves better as well as identify symptoms or signs that require the attention of their foot doctor or podiatrist. Such signs and symptoms include:
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
Prevent serious diabetic foot complications by receiving regular care and visiting your Culver City foot doctor.
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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