When you have diabetes, your feet need extra care and attention.
Diabetes can damage the nerve endings and blood vessels in your feet,
making you less likely to notice when your feet are injured. Diabetes can
also interfere with your body's ability to fight infection. If you develop a
foot injury, it could become an ulcer or develop into a serious infection.
Ulcers can be found on the bottom of your feet, or on the top or bottom of your
toes. With good foot care, you can prevent most of these problems.

These steps can help keep your feet healthy:
Foot Problems
Orange County Foot Care
Dr. Stefan Bojsiuk, D.P.M
  • Check your shoes for any loose objects or rough edges before you put them on.
  • Look at foot care as part of your daily routine. Soon it will become as automatic as  
    brushing your teeth.
  • Don't use home remedies to treat foot problems. Home remedies can hurt your feet.     
    Over-the-counter medicine designed to remove calluses could contain chemicals           
    that could burn your skin. Also, trying to cut corns or calluses yourself could lead to
  • Get early treatment for any foot problem, even a minor one.

-----   Wounds   -----
Many times the problems in your feet and ankles go away with time, rest, ice,
anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) and shoe gear changes.
Sometimes those problems won't go away, and that's when
you probably need a podiatrist's help and expertise.

-----   A Wound or Sore That Does Not Heal   -----

If you have an open sore on your foot or ankle, you need to see a podiatrist.
This is especially important if you have diabetes because it usually takes you
longer to heal. You have a better chance of healing if you are seen by your podiatrist
right away and treatment is started. If you have had an open
sore for a long time, your chance of getting a skin or
bone infection (osteomyelitis) increases.

----- Discolorations   -----

For the most part, both of your feet should look alike. If one foot is a lot different color
than the other, there may be a problem. Redness may be an indication of an infection or gout.
A blue or purple color may indicate a vein problem. Whiteness or paleness (pallor) may be
a sign of decreased blood flow. If you have these color changes, you need to see a podiatrist.

-----   Pain and Swelling in One Foot   -----

If you have pain and swelling (edema) in one foot and not the other, this is not normal.
You should see a podiatrist. There are many problems that could be causing the pain
and swelling such as a broken bone, tendonitis, tendon
ankles and this could be due to lymphedema.

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  • Numbness, Burning and Tingling
  • Severe Pain Lasting more than 24 Hours
  • Foot Pain with Legs Elevated
  • A Deformity that Progresses Suddenly
  • Arch of One Foot Flattens
  • A Mole that Changes
  • A Lump or Bump that Grows or Hurts

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