Diabetes and You
Living with diabetes brings many complications, one of those being the effect it has on your feet. Some of the most common effects are cracked heels, bone infection, abbess formation, calluses, corns, and skin infections.
If these effects go untreated, they can easily lead to much worse conditions such as charcot foot deformity, diabetic neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease, toe, foot, and lower limb amputation.
Charcot Foot Deformity
A condition that is relatively painless, yet causes the weakening of bones in the foot due to nerve damage, leading the foot to change shape.
A condition that effects the sensory, motor and autonomic nerves of the feet, causing lack of sensation or in other cases "prickly" feelings. If left untreated, will lead to ulcers, calluses, etc.
Peripheral Vascular Disease
A disorder effecting the blood circulaiton in the body, causing the blood vessels to narrow, leading to claudication (pain in the feet). The lack of blood flowing to the feet can cause toes and other parts of feet to decay, which results in amputation.
Common Foot Indications
Pes Cavus (High Arch)
Toe Amputations with plantar ulcer
Lower Extremity Edema
Pes Planus (Flat Foot)