People living with diabetes are prone to having foot problems, often because of two complications common among diabetics: nerve damage and poor circulation. Neuropathy (nerve damage) may cause loss of feeling in your feet, taking away your ability to feel pain and discomfort, so you may not detect an injury or irritation. Poor circulation in your feet reduces your ability to heal, making it hard for even a tiny cut to resist infection. If medical attention is delayed and the conditions worsens, amputation may be required.
Diabetic Foot Problems
People with diabetes are at risk for developing foot problems that can be severe.
A body complication can be dangerous when it affects everyday nerve, motor and autonomic functions, including the immune system and blood flow.
Charcot foot is the deteriation of the foot’s structural integrity as a result of injuries incured following nerve damage.
Corns and Calluses
Corns and calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin that develop to protect against friction and pressure. They mostly develop on your feet and hands.
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition where blood gets trapped on the inner walls of a vein and forms a solid clump of blood known as a blood clot.
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy is nerve damage caused by diabetes. Damage to the nerves can affect sensory, motor and autonomic functions.
A wound is a physical injury to the body that bypasses the protective function of the skin and risks contamination and infection to the site of the trauma.
Wounds can become a serious issue. But, your doctor can perform many new surgical techniques to save your feet and legs, including joint reconstruction and utilizing wound healing technologies. Getting regular foot checkups and seeking immediate help when you notice something can keep small problems from worsening.
Charcot Foot Management and Treatment
If diagnosed early our management and treatment of Charcot foot can prevent more damage and avoid deformity and other complications.
CROW (Charcot Restraint Orthotic Walker)
The Charcot Restraint Orthotic Walker, or CROW, is a rigid boot designed to accommodate and support a foot with Charcot neuroarthropathy.
Wound care focuses on primary intention (treatment of the wound) or secondary intention (indirect treatment due to conflicting injuries or complications).
Custom orthotics are specially crafted devices that are patterned based on your individual needs and designed to support and comfort your feet.
Regenerative Medicine Treatments
Regenerative medicine involves the delivery of growth factors to injured joints and tissues to promote the healing process.