Managing Diabetic Foot Issues

Diabetes is a chronic condition affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin or does not effectively use the insulin it produces, leading to an increase in blood sugar levels. Diabetes can have a significant impact on many aspects of health, including the feet.

Diabetic Foot Issues

  • Neuropathy (nerve damage) leading to numbness and tingling in the feet
  • Increased risk of injury, infections, and other serious complications
  • Poor circulation, which slows down the healing process
  • Ulceration, which can become infected and lead to serious complications, including amputation
  • Foot deformities such as bunions and hammertoes, making it difficult to wear shoes and walk comfortably

The team at TFC Podiatry understands the unique challenges faced by people with diabetes when it comes to their feet. Our experienced podiatrists provide comprehensive and individualized care.

Diabetic Podiatry Services

  • Regular check-ups to examine the feet for neuropathy, ulceration, and other issues
  • Assessing gait and walking patterns
  • Proper wound management, including the use of wound dressings and special shoes to promote healing and prevent complications
  • Custom orthotics to correct foot deformities, improve gait, relieve pressure on the feet
  • Foot care education, including regular check-ups, foot inspections, and advice on proper foot care at home

Diabetes can have a significant impact on foot health, but with the right care and management, many diabetic foot issues can be prevented or effectively managed. TFC Podiatry is dedicated to providing comprehensive and individualized care for people with diabetes, helping to keep their feet healthy and pain-free. If you or someone you know is living with diabetes and experiencing foot-related issues, we encourage you to get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment.

We have podiatry clinics across western Melbourne, and service a range of suburbs. For more information on our locations, see here. 

Your appointment at TFC Podiatry begins with listening to your story

We want to know how your foot or ankle concerns impact your life and learn about your goals.