Diabetes Foot Care in Waxahachie, Corsicana & Ennis, TX
Get 5-Star-Rated Diabetic Foot Care
Over 18 million Americans are affected by diabetes and many suffer from complications related to this disease. Our award-winning podiatrists and their team at Family Foot and Ankle Centers offer our patients the most advanced diabetic foot care in Waxahachie, Corsicana & Ennis, TX. Our goal is to restore you to a pain-free, mobile life while providing the most advanced diabetic foot care available anywhere.
Since 1999, our 5-star-rated foot doctors have helped over 50,000 patients like you with their foot and ankle conditions. Patients of Family Foot & Ankle Centers enjoy advanced diabetic treatment technology, compassionate care, and state-of-the-art treatment options for their diabetic foot conditions.
Let Our Podiatrists Keep You On Your Feet
If you have diabetes, taking care of your feet becomes extremely important. A seemingly small problem can quickly become a big problem when you’re diabetic. This is because you may not be able to feel if your foot is injured or you have a problem. For diabetic foot care, we highly recommend that you get checked at least 3-4 times every year to make sure your feet are in good condition. Having your feet checked this often enables us to really get to know you, your condition, and your feet, which allows us to be able to diagnose any problems that may arise much earlier.
Diabetes is a disease that affects the entire body and successful management requires a team approach. Our podiatrists are an integral part of your treatment team and has documented success in preventing amputations:
- More than 100,000 lower legs are amputated each year from diabetes complications.
- After an amputation, the chance of another amputation within five years is as high as 50 percent.
- Diabetic tat regularly see their podiatrists can reduce the risk of lower limb amputation up to 85 percent and lower their risk of hospitalization by 24 percent!
Diabetes Foot Care Tips:
- Check your feet daily for cuts, bruises, sores, or changes in the skin. Inspect your feet thoroughly or ask someone else to check them for you to see if there are any changes or injuries.
- Try to wash your feet at least once daily to prevent infection and contamination.
- Keep your feet well protected in shoes and seamless socks at all times. You can consult our podiatrists to get recommendations for special shoes that help reduce deformities. Always be careful when wearing socks because if they are too tight, they can restrict blood flow to your toes.
- Try to keep your legs elevated when sitting. Additionally, you can wiggle your toes once in a while and get good exercise. These simple actions will promote more blood flow to the feet and toes.
- Buy shoes at the end of the day when feet are the largest. Have new shoes properly measured and fitted. Wear the shoes indoors for the first week and check your feet for signs of rubbing or blisters.
- While trimming your toenails, cut them straight and short. Rounded nails may grow inward and may cause infection.
- Get proper treatment for bunions and corns, never shave them or try to scrub them off as it can lead to infections.
- Keep your feet protected from extreme temperatures. Exposure to extreme cold or hot temperatures can damage the nerves and skin of people with diabetes.
- Visit our podiatrists regularly for a routine diabetes foot evaluation. These examination can help prevent infections and avoid amputations.
- Control your blood sugar through diet, medication and exercise. Uncontrolled sugar levels in the blood can lead to more severe complications in her feet.
- Avoid using moisturizers or fragrant lotions between your toes. Air needs to circulate between the toes to keep the web spaces from getting too moist and developing bacteria.
- Avoid washing your feet with hot water as it can cause burns. Always check the temperature of the water with the back of your hand to make sure that it is not too hot.
- Do not pick at your toenails. This can lead to ingrown toenails and infection.
- Avoid wearing shoes that are too tight. When buying new shoes, being sure to check her feet after a couple hours of wearing them.
- Do not walk barefoot or even with just socks. Always wear a slipper or comfortable footwear, even in the house. Also, avoid wearing sandals, flip-flops, high heels, or shoes with pointed toes for any significant walking.
- Do not use over the counter acid products for treating corns and calluses. At Family Foot & Ankle Centers, we have treated 100’s of infections from diabetics using these products.
- Do not smoke as smoking can reduce blood flow to your feet.
See the podiatrists at Family Foot & Ankle Centers if you notice any changes in your feet. The keys to diabetes amputation prevention are early recognition and regular foot screenings performed by a podiatrist.
Experience Our Award-Winning Diabetic Foot Care in Waxahachie, Corsicana & Ennis, TX Today!
Schedule an appointment today for your foot evaluation by calling us at 972-597-4132 or by clicking here to use our convenient online form. We also offer some same-day appointments and have bilingual Spanish-speaking professionals on staff. During your appointment, our team will be happy to answer all your questions about our treatments, our office, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us! Call today – we can’t wait to help you live your life pain-free!
As one of the premier podiatry centers in Waxahachie, TX, our doctors and team at Family Foot & Ankle Centers also provide 5-star podiatry care to patients from Corsicana, Ennis & Mexia, TX, and surrounding areas.