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Diabetic Foot

People who have diabetes can develop many different foot problems, some of which could lead to serious consequences. As a diabetic, you must develop good diabetic foot care practices to avoid dry, cracked skin on the feet, corns & calluses, foot ulcers, Charcot foot, and amputation. Two complications of diabetes that can affect your feet are nerve damage (diabetic neuropathy) and poor blood circulation.  Neuropathy leads to a loss of sensation in the feet, so you cannot feel pain, heat, sharpness, or cold. As a result, you may not know that you have a cut, a sore, or too much pressure in one area of your foot, which could lead to a blister or sore. Poor circulation makes it harder for an injury or sore to heal. The sore could become infected and the loss of healing capability can lead to the amputation of your toe, foot, or leg. The physicians and surgeons at Ankle & Foot of Edmonds will help you develop a proper foot care regimen and can diagnose and treat any complications that occur.

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