The most effective method to manage a diabetic foot ulcer is to stop it before it happens. Dr. Rajnish Manohar has Podiatry offices in Brandon and Zephyrhills to treat diabetic feet symptoms and has some tips for you in the prevention of diabetic foot ulceration. If you are at high risk for diabetic foot ulcers and would like to know how you can prevent them, please take a look at the following list:
You are at high risk if you do the following or have:
- Poor blood circulation
- A foot defect (e.g., bunion, hammer toe).
- Use unsuitable shoes.
- Uncontrolled blood glucose.
- History of previous foot ulcerations.
What to avoid?
Minimizing additional threat elements, such as cigarette smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, high cholesterol, and also elevated blood sugar, are essential in prevention and therapy of a diabetic foot ulcer. Wearing the suitable shoes and socks will go a long way in lessening dangers. Experienced Podiatrist, Dr. Manohar can assist you in choosing the right footwear, if necessary. It is important to check your feet every day– especially the sole and between the toes– for cuts, bruises, splits, sores, redness, lesions, as well as any sort of indication of irregularity.
Additional Footware to Consider
Dr. Manohar may recommend wearing certain items to protect your feet:
- diabetic shoes
- food braces
- compression wraps
- shoe inserts to prevent corns and calluses
Recovery from Diabetic Foot Ulcerations
After you have had a diabetic foot ulcer treated, you can take these steps to make sure your injury heals as fast as possible and to prevent future ulcerations:
- Lowering blood glucose.
- Appropriate removal of dead/injured tissue.
- Managing any infection.
- Minimizing rubbing and also tension.
- Bring back appropriate blood circulation.
What Else Can I Do to Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcerations
14 to 24 percent of Americans with diabetic foot ulcers have amputations
That statistic above, provided by the American Podiatric Medical Association, doesn’t have to be your story. Preventive treatment is crucial. Blood glucose management must be at the core of your strategy for prevention. The possibilities of diabetes issues stay low when your blood glucose is stable. You can additionally prevent diabetic foot problems by:
- Washing your feet on a daily basis
- Keeping your feet completely dry as well as moisturized
- Altering your socks frequently
- Seeing Dr. Manohar for corn as well as callous removal
- Putting on proper-fitting shoes
If you are diabetic and currently show the signs of developing an ulceration in your foot or you have any other symptoms that you are concerned about, please contact Dr. Rajnish Manohar at his Brandon office (813) 502-5904 or in Zephyrhills (813) 782-3233. Alternately, you can use the website form by clicking the button below.
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Dr. Manohar has been in private practice as a Podiatrist in Zephyrhills since 2001, treating Foot and Ankle Pain including Diabetic Foot Pain and Neuropathy, as well as, providing routine Diabetic Foot Care.
Dr. Manohar is board certified by the American Board of medical specialties in Podiatric Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Dr. Manohar resides in Temple Terrace, Florida.
Dr. Manohar specializes in treating foot and ankle pain, Plantar Fasciitis and Heel spurs, Neuromas, Peripheral Neuropathy, Ingrown toenails, Non healing wounds, corns, calluses, Warts, Cysts, Toenail fungus.