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 podiatric treatments for foot problems are available including:
- Diabetic and non-diabetic wound care
- Diabetic foot care including nail care, callus care, annual diabetic foot exam for HME, and deformities of the foot and/or ankle including medical management of bunion deformities
- Foot infections including septic joint, cellulitis, abscesses, and gout
- Toenail and skin condition of the foot and/or ankle including calluses, ingrown nails and paronychia, warts, tinea pedis, onychomycosis, xerosis, pre-ulcerative lesions, COVID toes, rash, dermatitis, subungual hematoma, foot trauma including sprains, strains, and fractures, and pes planus and pes cavus
- Gait abnormality including drop foot, neuroma, neuropathy, foreign body of the foot, charcot neuroarthropathy, and plantar fasciitis
- Metatarsalgia and foot pain including sesamoiditis, plantar plate injury, foot arthritis, hallux limitus/rigidus, edema, lymphedema, and venous insufficiency
- Peripheral arterial disease of the lower extremity including gangrene, toe ischemia, and embolic disease
- Surgical management of certain foot conditions including hammer toes and 1st MTPJ arthritis
- Soft tissue masses/tumors including ganglion cyst and fibroma
- Amputations including toe amputation and transmetatarsal amputation
- Incision and drainage
- Bone biopsy
- Wart excision
- Neuroma excision
- Tailors bunions
- Biopsies (excisional/incisional, punch)
- Bone spurs
- Bunions (non-surgical management including shoe recommendations and custom orthotic prescriptions)
- Hardware removal
- Foreign body removal
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