Diabetic Foot Treatment Mission Viejo, CA
If You Suffer from Diabetic Foot Related Issues, Dr. Visoth Chan & Her Team of Medical Providers at Aloha Foot & Ankle Associates Offer Diabetic Foot Treatment to Help Relieve Your Pain. To Book an Appointment, Please Call (949) 541-5827. Visit Us at 26732 Crown Valley Pkwy # 317, Mission Viejo, CA 92691.
For people with diabetes, managing their blood sugar is only one aspect of addressing their condition. Patients who have diabetes are at a much greater risk of developing certain types of foot conditions that can not only cause pain and discomfort, but require intrusive procedures, including amputation, if left untreated for too long. It is especially important for patients with diabetes to immediately address any concerns they have about their foot health with an experienced doctor as soon as possible. At Aloha Foot & Ankle Associates Mission Viejo CA, our experienced podiatrists are proud to offer comprehensive care for diabetic foot issues that can provide important relief for patients with diabetic foot pain or other conditions.
Neuropathy is one of the most common complications that can arise in conjunction with diabetes. While neuropathy can often cause pain, or tingling in the extremities, including the feet, it may also lead to lack of feeling. This makes it possible for patients with diabetic neuropathy to injure their foot without knowing it, which can lead to more serious complications in the future. What begins as a blister or small injury can become much more dire when left untreated. Neuropathy can also lead to shape changes in the toes or feet. Our experienced physicians can provide you with footwear recommendations that may help ease discomfort in your feet.
Ulcers and callouses on the feet are another common problem faced by diabetic patients. Callouses are thickened areas of skin that result from increased pressure. While therapeutic shoes or inserts can help prevent callouses from forming in the first place, once callouses have formed, they should be evaluated and removed by a doctor in order to prevent them from breaking down and turning into open sores known as ulcers. Ulcers are most common on the big toe and the ball of the foot. While many ulcers can be painful, some will cause no pain at all, but they should always be evaluated by a doctor. Ulcers are open wounds and should be seen by a doctor to ensure there is no infection. Walking on an ulcer will exacerbate the condition and could force any infection you may have deeper into the foot or bone.
At Aloha Ankle & Foot Associates, we are proud to offer comprehensive care for patients with diabetic foot problems. Those with diabetes are at a much higher risk of having a leg or foot amputated as a result of related conditions such as peripheral arterial disease, which can reduce the blood flow to your lower extremities. By effectively treating related foot disorders, we can reduce the risk of greater infection that could lead to amputation. It is extremely important for patients with diabetes to be proactive about their foot health to ensure their extremities are healthy and functional. With appropriate care and specialized footwear, most patients with diabetes can prevent any chance of limb amputation, but it is imperative that you see a podiatrist who can provide you with the diagnostic and treatment services you need to address your diabetic foot issues.
If you have diabetes and are looking for an experienced podiatrist who can offer the high-quality diabetic foot care you need to ensure your continued health and well-being, contact Aloha Ankle & Foot Associates today. We are conveniently located in Mission Viejo, CA and offer comprehensive foot care for patients with diabetes 5 days a week.