Foot Care and Podiatric Services for All Adult Patients
Podiatry or podiatric medicine is the branch of medicine that treats diseases of the foot. The Podiatry at Domino's Farms clinic provides foot care for all adult patients and specializes in problems associated with the diabetic foot. A range of outpatient podiatric treatments for foot problems are available including, but not limited to:
- Fungal nails
- Ingrown toenails
- Heel pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Wart removal
- Hammer toes
- Comprehensive diabetic foot care, including diabetic foot ulcers/infections
Diabetic Foot Care
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 body's organs, including the feet.
Wound Care and Limb Preservation
Our podiatrists 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. Learn more about diabetic foot ulcers on our Frequently Asked Questions: Diabetic Foot Ulcers page.
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