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Diabetic Foot Care
...Vetter advises his diabetic patients to follow a simple checklist: Check your feet every day and look for any changes in skin color, texture, or the presence of sores or ulcers...

Diabetic Foot Care
...Vetter advises his diabetic patients to follow a simple checklist: Check your feet every day and look for any changes in skin color, texture, or the presence of sores or ulcers...

How Diabetes Can Affect Your Feet
...General symptoms of neuropathy include: Numbness, tingling or burning sensation in the feet Pain, cramping or heightened sensitivity to touch and even gentle pressure Muscle fatigue and weakness Sores, ulcers or infections that do not heal on their own within a reasonable amount of time If you are suffering from diabetes and are experiencing symptoms of neuropathy, seek immediate treatment from a podiatrist with experience in diabetic foot care...

Caring for Your Feet When You're Diabetic
...Vetter strongly suggests: Visually inspecting your feet every day (diabetics often have limited pain sensation) for sore spots, cut and color changes Washing your feet daily and drying them carefully, particularly between the toes Using quality skin moisturizer to avoid the cracking and irritations which can lead to infections Cutting toenails straight across with a clean clippers (ingrown toenails frequently become infected) Changing socks whenever they are sweaty to avoid fungal infections Wearing shoes that have roomy toe boxes Allowing your podiatrist in Fairfax to treat infections and ulcers and to remove corns and calluses (avoid home treatments) Be as active as possible to control blood sugar levels and increase circulation Stop all tobacco use--both smokeless and cigarettes In addition, soft orthotics, or customized shoe inserts, from Dr...

Treating Diabetic Feet
... Remember, that foot ulcers are the primary threat to the overall health and well-being of the diabetic, says the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Diabetes-related Foot and Leg Problems Infections and ulcers (sores) that don’t heal...

Charcot Foot
... Shoes with special inserts may be needed after the bones have healed to enable the patient to return to daily activities—as well as help prevent recurrence of Charcot foot, development of ulcers, and possibly amputation...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Diabetes-related Foot and Leg Problems Infections and ulcers (sores) that don’t heal...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
... The loss of sensation and other problems associated with nerve damage make a patient prone to developing skin ulcers (open sores) that can become infected and may not heal...

Diabetic Shoes
...The shoes decrease the chance of foot sores (ulcers) which can be caused by friction and pressure...

P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
..., ulcers can develop over foot deformities and may never heal...

Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
..., ulcers can develop over foot deformities and may never heal...

Peripheral Neuropathy: Diabetic
... The loss of sensation and other problems associated with nerve damage make a patient prone to developing skin ulcers (open sores) that can become infected and may not heal...

Ulcers/Wounds
Ulcers, which are open sores in the skin, occur when the outer layers of the skin are injured and the deeper tissues become exposed...

Varicose Veins
...The skin may become discolored due to leakage of blood into the surrounding tissues, and ulcers may form on the skin...

Wounds/Ulcers
Ulcers, which are open sores in the skin, occur when the outer layers of the skin are injured and the deeper tissues become exposed...

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Oakton Foot & Ankle Center, PLLC

Fairfax, VA Podiatrist
Oakton Foot and Ankle Center
10721 Main St., Suite #3500
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 352-8888
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