The Podiatry Clinic offers full-service foot care for adults and specializes in problems associated with the diabetic foot. A range of outpatient podiatric treatments for foot pathology are available including, but not limited to:
- Fungal nails
- Ingrown nails
- Heel pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Wart removal
- Hammer toes
- Comprehensive diabetic foot care, including diabetic foot ulcers
Our podiatrists provide a wide range of podiatric services to adults. We specialize in diabetic foot management, with an emphasis on ulceration/wound care and limb preservation. They are certified in wound management and also have received advanced training in other types of diabetes foot care. The podiatry team is dedicated to preventing amputations by using advanced wound care techniques and integrating clinical research.
How Diabetes Affects the Feet
Diabetes affects the lives of nearly 26 million people in the United States and nearly 7 million don’t even know they have the disease yet. Diabetes is the inability to manufacture or properly use insulin, and it impairs the body’s ability to convert sugars, starches, and other foods into energy. The long-term effects of elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) can lead to serious damage to the eyes, heart, kidney, nerves, and feet.
While there is no cure for diabetes, there is hope. With proper diet, exercise, medical care, and careful management at home, a person with diabetes can avoid the most serious complications and enjoy a full and active life.
Fast Fact: More than 65,000 lower limbs are amputated annually due to complications from diabetes.
Fast Fact: Including a podiatrist in your diabetes care can reduce the risk of lower limb amputation up to 85 percent.
Adapted from APMA.org