A person with diabetes is more vulnerable to foot problems because it can damage your nerves, while reducing blood flow to your feet. Making it harder to heal an injury or resisting an infection. Due to these problems you may not notice a pebble in your shoe. This in turn can form a wound, along with a stubborn infection which can lead to an amputation.
Our diabetic foot care center of excellence is unique in that we provide the following comprehensive care...
Prevention:All of our diabetic patients get a comprehensive foot evaluation in order to asses vascular, neurological and bio-mechanical health of their feet. This can include vascular tests musculoskeletal sonograms when necessary.
Wellness:Patients at risk of infection or ulcerations receive palliative care podiatric care of their thickened /ingrown nails, callouses, corns, etc. Patients at risk of future breakdown and ulcer formation may be fitted with specialized molded shoes with inserts.
Ulcers and Wounds
We have one of the most advances in office wound care centers, healing even the most difficult wounds. I use unique treatment modalities such as offloading and LED therapy in order to improve a wound's circulation. I use the latest wound care products and grafts in order to promote local wound closure. All these services are offered in our office.
I do not believe in using narcotic and /or anti convulsive medications such as Lyrica, Cymbalta, or email in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy. I feel these medications are masking the symptoms of neuropathy, rather than treating it. Instead, I believe in treating the causes of the neuropathy and improving the health of the affected nerve. I employ a nutritional management regimen of the metabolic processes that regulate blood vessel health. This facilitates nerve repair in patients with neuropathy.
If you are a diabetic with the following:
Numbness of your feet
Burning pain of your feet
Painful nails and/or calluses
A wound that isn't healing
These services may be covered by insurance and/or Medicare.