If you suffer from diabetes, routine and regular diabetic care can make the difference between thriving and developing foot problems.
Most commonly, diabetic people who fail to get regular diabetic care find that small issues quickly escalate into serious and debilitating conditions. We don’t say this to scare you, only to keep you informed. Many people with diabetes lose function in the nerves of the feet. This means their feet no longer feel normal sensations. Because of this, a simple blister or cut can get infected without the person ever knowing – leading to much worse issues.
We strongly recommend that you see a Bethesda or Springfield podiatrist at least four times per year. Seeing you this often allows your foot specialist to familiarize him or herself with your individual needs and spot potential issues before they spiral out of control. Whether or not you notice changes, we strongly urge you to pay us a visit. When it comes to preventing diabetes-related foot problems, prevention really counts!
What Should I Expect At a Routine Visit With a Bethesda Or Springfield Podiatrist?
An experienced Podiatrist, like Dr. Ross, will examine your feet thoroughly at each appointment. He will make a note of any changes in your feet and create and implement a plan that’s customized especially for you.
Foot Conditions You Should Watch Out For & Report
Dr. Ross and his staff would like to see you at an appointment if you have noticed or suspect any of the following commonly associated foot issues:
Early detection of these can forestall much worse problems. Don’t ever ignore signs of Charcot foot! Read the following symptoms, then make a list of them and check your feet often. Call us right away if you notice:
We recognize that you may not always feel these symptoms, so please check your feet or ask someone close to you to check your feet regularly. Call us as soon as you find anything unusual so that we can create or modify a custom foot care plan to treat you.
We are committed to earning the trust of our patients, profession and community. If you would like to know more, Podiatrist Dr. Paul Ross can start helping you in a few ways: