Diabetes affects your feet and lower limbs in two main, over-arching ways. First, it causes nerve damage, which can lead to numbness and loss of sensitivity in your legs. Second, it reduces your blood flow, especially to peripheral arteries and your extremities. This limits your body’s ability to close wounds and heal itself.
These two issues are a devastating combination. Without sensation, you may not realize your skin is burning, or you have a blister, or even have an open wound or bone fracture. In addition, without proper circulation, even minor cuts can fester and become infected. That’s why careful diabetic foot care, including daily self-examinations and regular visits to Family Foot and Ankle Center, is crucial for those with diabetes.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us today. We have six convenient locations: two in Cincinnati, one each in Finneytown, Hamilton, and Fairfield, OH, and one in Florence, KY. Dial (513) 728-4800 in Ohio or (859) 282-1572 in Kentucky. Let us help you keep your feet healthy.