If you have diabetes, you might experience problems with your toes and feet. At Monroe Foot & Ankle Care in Jamesburg, New Jersey, serving patients in the Monroe Township area, podiatric physician and surgeon Elliott Perel, DPM, FACFAS, and his expert team offer advanced diabetic foot care to restore your mobility and reduce the risk of serious complications. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online to learn more about your options.

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What is diabetic foot care?

Diabetic foot care is evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of foot problems related to diabetes. Examples include:

  • Ulcers
  • Non-healing wounds
  • Infections
  • Neuropathy
  • Numbness

Monroe Foot & Ankle Care offers a wide array of advanced treatments for diabetic foot problems to eliminate unpleasant symptoms and lower your risk of serious complications, such as severe infections and amputation.

What causes diabetic foot problems?

If you have diabetes, you’re prone to poor circulation, impaired nerve function, and a weak immune system. This is especially true with uncontrolled diabetes, or blood sugar that’s consistently too high.

Diabetic feet are more susceptible to injury because of reduced sensation caused by poor circulation. Diabetic neuropathy can lead to numbness, burning, tingling, and pain. Non-healing wounds and sores can turn into ulcers and serious infections if left untreated.

How are diabetic foot problems diagnosed?

To diagnose diabetic foot problems and determine the most appropriate treatment, the team at Monroe Foot & Ankle Care reviews your medical history, asks about your symptoms, examines your feet and toes, and completes comprehensive diabetic foot, neurologic, and vascular evaluations.

They might use blood tests, X-rays, other imaging procedures, or nerve conduction tests to diagnose the cause of specific diabetic foot issues.

Which diabetic foot care treatments are available?

Depending on the type and severity of your diabetic foot problems, the team at Monroe Foot & Ankle Care might recommend:

Diabetic shoes

Wearing diabetic shoes and insoles reduces the risk of painful foot sores, serious wounds, and infections. The expert team at Monroe Foot & Ankle Care carries comfortable diabetic, extra-depth shoes to keep your feet as healthy as possible.

Wound care

If you have non-healing foot wounds, Monroe Foot & Ankle Care can treat them using oral antibiotics, topical products, dressings, and bandages. They may first remove damaged tissues. The sooner you seek treatment for diabetic wounds, the better your outcome.

How can I prevent diabetic foot problems?

To help prevent diabetic foot problems, adopt healthy lifestyle habits and properly manage your diabetes. Check your blood sugar regularly, eat a nutritious diet, and maintain a healthy weight. Wear comfortable shoes and attend routine foot evaluations with the podiatry team at Monroe Foot & Ankle Care.

At the first sign of neuropathy, non-healing foot wounds, or infection, schedule an appointment with Monroe Foot & Ankle Care over the phone or online.