Premier Foot & Ankle
Podiatrists located in Mckinney, TX, Plano, TX, Frisco, TX, Allen, TX, Dallas, TX, Mesquite, TX, Celina, TX, Irving, TX & Sherman, TX
When you have diabetes, quality foot care is essential. The team at Premier Foot & Ankle have extensive experience in the prevention and treatment of foot-related complications of diabetes. From their offices in Dallas, Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Mesquite, Sherman, Irving, and Celina, Texas, they offer ongoing diabetic foot care, including treatment of diabetic ulcers and patient support and education. For a consultation about your diabetic foot care, call or schedule an appointment online.
Diabetic Foot Care Q & A
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic metabolic condition that affects how the body metabolizes and utilizes glucose. Glucose is the primary fuel for every process of the body. Diabetes prevents the proper distribution of glucose to the body, causing it to build up in the bloodstream.
A high level of glucose in the blood is called high blood sugar. Chronically high blood sugars cause extensive damage to your body’s systems and can negatively impact all of your tissues, including the tissues of your feet.
How does diabetes impact my foot health?
The most significant ways that diabetes affects your foot health include:
- Decreased blood flow to the feet
- Decreased oil and sweat production
- Nerve damage and decreased awareness of an injury
- Suppressed immune system and wound healing
Diabetes increases your risk for ingrown toenails, corns, nail fungus, severe infection, gangrene, systemic infection, and limb and toe loss. Effective, vigilant diabetic foot care at Premier Foot & Ankle is essential to prevent these complications.
What is involved in diabetic foot care?
Effective diabetic foot care must be a partnership between you and your podiatry specialist. You can decrease your risks for diabetic-related foot complications by:
- Controlling your blood sugar
- Not smoking
- Eating healthy
- Checking feet daily for wounds
- Seeking treatment for wounds early
- Keeping feet clean and dry
- Protect from injury and extreme temperatures
- Wearing socks and shoes
Premier Foot & Ankle provides expert diabetic foot care by offering wound assessment and advanced treatments for diabetic foot wounds.
What are the treatment options for diabetic-related foot problems?
If you have diabetes-related foot complications, the podiatry experts at Premier Foot & Ankle offer personalized treatment options, including:
- Medications, including antibiotics
- Custom orthotics, inserts, or splints
- Wound care and specialized dressings
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
- Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®)
- PodiaTherm® radiofrequency therapy
- Surgical debridement or toe removal
They also offer specialized diagnostic tools, including the SUDOSCAN® device for neuropathy testing, to identify nerve and vascular problems that are common complications of diabetes.
Your treatment plan is customized to fit your specific diabetic-related foot issues. You can trust that the team at Premier Foot & Ankle to offer the best diabetic foot care possible.
For a consultation about your diabetic foot care, call or schedule an appointment online with Premier Foot & Ankle today.
Conditions & Treatments
Ingrown Toenailmore info
Achilles Tendonitismore info
Diabetic Foot Caremore info
Foot Injuriesmore info
Toenail Fungusmore info
Ankle Injuriesmore info
Athlete's Footmore info
Plantar Fasciitismore info
Sports Injuriesmore info
Foot Reconstructionmore info
Heel Painmore info
Ankle Sprainmore info
Pediatric Foot Caremore info
Flat Feetmore info
Ganglion Cystmore info
Plantar Wartsmore info
Vascular Testingmore info
MIS Bunion (Minimally invasive Surgery)more info