Chiropodists are foot specialists who treat conditions involving the skin, nails and joints of the foot and ankle. Our Oakville Chiropodist Arien, has a special interest in treating the feet of adults and older adults who have Diabetes. She believes strongly that early recognition and treatment of foot issues can do wonders in prevention of more serious complications.
Footcare and Diabetes
People who have diabetes have a tendency towards developing nerve damage called neuropathy. Neuropathy can affect the entire body but the feet and legs are most commonly affected.
This nerve damage from diabetes can cause decreased sensation in the feet. This can make it more difficult to feel hot and cold or pain affecting the feet. As a result, a person with decreased sensation may have a cut or wound and even an infection of the foot and not notice.
The progression of many secondary issues relating to diabetes can be assisted through improved control of blood sugar and strengthening the immune system.
If you have diabetes it is important to have regular diabetic footcare checks with your Chiropodist. At these checks your Chiropodist will provide education on footwear, custom orthotics to offload pressure points, provide toenail and footcare, provide eduction on self-checks at home by yourself or with the help of a loved one.
If you have any questions regarding our Oakville Footcare clinic and how our Oakville Chiropodist can help you, please call (905) 582-9700.