Q Why is diabetic foot care important?
Foot care should be important for anyone who wants to prevent conditions like fungal toenails, bunions, and plantar fasciitis, but the stakes are even higher for those who live with diabetes. Diabetic foot care is necessary for avoiding serious health problems, including those that can lead to amputation for a foot or a leg. Preventing infections and wounds is quite important, but so is observing them early before they become especially severe.
This ailment can lead to nerve damage in your extremities, including a condition known as peripheral neuropathy. One of the concerns with this form of neuropathy is when it prevents you from feeling the sensation of pain that normally comes with an injury. Left untreated, a cut or wound can create an opening for infection to develop in your body.
If you or a loved one in the Palm Desert, CA, need further information about how to care for diabetic feet, schedule an appointment with Harvey R. Danciger, DPM. Call (760) 568-0108 and make an appointment so that you can start planning for daily care and inspection.