Diabetic Foot Care Specialist

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Diabetic Foot Care services offered in Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Huntley and Montclare, Chicago, IL

At Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists, with offices in Elgin, Schaumburg, Huntley, and the Montclare neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, the podiatric experts offer diabetic foot care that includes regular foot checks, treatment for persistent foot ulcers, and shoe recommendations. Call the nearest location to set up your diabetic foot care appointment or use this website to request your visit online.

Why do I need diabetic foot care?

Patients with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing foot problems. High blood sugar levels interfere with circulation and nerve sensations. You lose feeling in your feet, so simple blisters and cuts can go undetected. 

Diabetes also slows wound healing. As a result, you’re more likely to develop foot infections that are hard to manage. 

Diabetic foot care helps detect problems in their early stages when they’re easier to treat. Without diabetic foot care, you’re vulnerable to amputation of toes or the entire foot. 

What is involved in diabetic foot care?

You work with your provider at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists to manage your foot care.

It’s important to perform daily inspections of your feet at home. If you have trouble doing this on your own, a caretaker can help. These foot inspections help you identify any blisters, cracks, or corns that need attention. 

Keep your feet clean and moisturized. Contact the practice when you do notice an ulcer or other problem developing. Follow your primary doctor’s orders to keep your blood sugar levels managed to keep your feet healthy, too. 

By attending regular podiatric foot exams at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists, any concerns you miss at home can be caught and treated. 

During your visit, your provider makes sure your nails are trimmed correctly so they don’t cause cuts or become ingrown. Other issues, like fungal toenails, calluses, or athlete’s foot, receive prompt treatment, so the problem doesn’t escalate. 

What support do you offer for diabetic foot complications?

Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists also offers wound care and Charcot foot support. Wounds can be slow to heal and remain open and painful for weeks when you have diabetes. Proper care minimizes discomfort and helps you avoid infection.

Charcot foot is a serious complication affecting people who have neuropathy due to diabetes.

Charcot foot causes the bones, joints, and soft tissue of the feet and ankle to weaken. Sometimes the bones break, causing the foot or ankle to dislocate. Your foot becomes deformed, causing pressure sores and difficulty walking. 

Schedule your diabetic foot care with the team at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists today. Call the nearest office or use this website to request your appointment online.