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Diabetic Foot Care in Hicksville

Hicksville podiatry office

Diabetic foot care in Hicksville

Diabetic foot care in Hicksville

Here at the office of expert podiatric Dr. Gary B. Feldman, we are proud to be the top providers of diabetic foot care in Hicksville. If you have diabetes, it is important to realize the risks that it can pose to various parts and systems of your body, including your feet. Diabetic foot problems most often occur when there is nerve damage in the area. Diabetic nerve damage can make it so that you have a decreased ability to feel sensations like pain, heat, or cold in your feet. The main problem with this is that it can allow for small changes to go unnoticed. For example, you could have a cut on your foot and be walking on it all day without noticing. You might have a serious foot injury and be unaware until some sort of infection begins to break out. Nerve damage in the foot can also lead to changes in the shape of your feet and toes. Other common diabetic foot issues that Dr. Feldman can help with are changes to the skin of your feet. The skin on your feet can become very dry and cracked because of a decreased oil production due to nerve damage. Other common issues include poor circulation, foot ulcers, and more. It is important to get the diabetic foot care in Hicksville that you need at the first sign of a problem. It is equally important to visit Dr. Feldman for regular diabetic foot exams—this allows us to catch early warning signs that you might not be aware of right away, and then get you the treatment you need.

If you would like to learn more about our diabetic foot care in Hicksville, or if you would like to learn more about any of the other many services that Dr. Gary B. Feldman has to offer, we highly recommend that you pay a visit to our main website to browse through the wealth of additional, detailed information available to you there. If you have any specific questions or concerns that we can assist you with in any way, please do not hesitate contact the staff here directly. You can reach us by giving us a call here at the office, or by sending us a message online.

260 West Sunrise Highway Suite 111
Valley Stream, New York
516-830-3331

Diabetic Foot Care in Valley Stream

Valley Stream Foot Care

Diabetic Foot Care in Valley Stream

Diabetic Foot Care in Valley Stream

Your feet are prone to complications that can happen due to being diabetic. This is true whether you have type one or type two diabetes. Gary B. Feldman, DPM wants to help you maintain your foot health and avoid serious problems due to diabetes. To do so requires a focus on our diabetic foot care in Valley Stream. If you don’t give the proper attention to the well-being of your feet, the worst case scenario is that diabetes could result in losing a foot or even a leg.

Why would diabetes have an impact on your feet? Because blood sugar not properly controlled can cause neuropathy, which is nerve damage, disrupting the flow of blood to your feet. This can mean you are less able to feel pain or to notice the change of temperature in your feet. You might even injure your foot and not be aware of it. While not feeling pain may sound like a positive thing, it’s important to remember that pain is a vital warning system of the body, letting you know when there’s a problem that you need to address. It’s a very good idea to check your feet regularly for damage as well as for infections and blisters. And because the moisture level of your feet is also controlled by your nerves, you’ll need to be on the lookout for dry skin, cracking, and peeling. As part of our diabetic foot care in Valley Stream, we might recommend special therapeutic shoes in order to avoid any change to the shape of your feet and toes. Diabetes poses a risk of foot deformity too. Calluses may appear and can thicken, forming foot ulcers. Poor circulation, because of your blood vessels becoming more narrow and hardened, then makes it more difficult to fight off infections.

The single most important thing you can do to keep your feet from being injured due to diabetes is to keep a close watch on your blood sugar. Be sure to follow your primary physician’s or specialist’s recommendations with respect to dietary choices and medication. Proper exercise is helpful in avoiding circulation problems. If you smoke, you should consider quitting. And be sure to be examined regularly for our diabetic foot care in Valley Stream.

Diabetic Foot Doctor Valley Stream
161-01 29th Avenue
Flushing, NY 11358
718-690-9620