Diabetes and Foot Health

When someone thinks about Diabetes, a podiatrist’s office may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, at Great Neck Family Foot Care, our team knows how vital the relationship between diabetes and foot health is.
Our team would like to speak a bit more about this relationship. Dr. Hochstein, our expert podiatrist, is well versed in this area of foot care and will work diligently to help keep our patients protected.

Diabetes And Nerve Damages

Bringing attention to the damage diabetes can have on one’s feet is essential. One of the most common issues a person can face is nerve damage. When the glucose level in one’s blood is too high, it can permanently affect the nerves. Those faced with this can display the below symptoms:

  • Numbness.
  • Tingling.
  • Pain.
  • Loss of feeling.  

When To See A Doctor  

People dealing with diabetes need to know when to visit a podiatrist to help prevent permanent damage. The sooner care is sought out, the better chances there are for a positive outcome. If you have diabetes and find yourself dealing with any of the below, it’s time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hochstein:

  • Pain or cramping in your legs during physical activity.
  • Loss of sensation in your feet.
  • Dry, cracked skin begins to develop on your feet.
  • The color or temperature of your feet begins to change.
  • Sores that won’t heal begin to take place.

Tips For Healthy Feet

Patients that are living with diabetes need to take an increased role in keeping their feet healthy. Dr. Hochstein understands this, which is why he’d like to pass along some beneficial foot care tips to help prevent any damage to your feet.

  • Never walk around barefoot.
  • Examine your foot daily for cuts, redness, swelling, or sores.
  • Wash your feet in warm water each day.
  • Wear shoes that fit correctly and offer the right amount of support.
  • Elevate your feet and wiggle your toes throughout the day to improve circulation.

Contact Our Team

At Great Neck Family Foot Care, we understand how devastating diabetes can be. Dr. Hochstein, our expert podiatrist, will do everything in his power to help those dealing with it keep their feet protected. For more information on ways to stay healthy, contact our team today.