Diabetic Foot Care

Toetal Podiatry

Podiatry & Foot and Ankle Surgery located in Financial District, New York, NY

Diabetes causes a wide range of health problems, some of which affect your feet. If you have diabetes, Yekaterina Grauer, DPM, and Vera Malezhik, DPM, of Toetal Podiatry can help you avoid serious problems like leg ulcers with their expert diabetic foot care services. Located in the Financial District of Manhattan, New York City, the experienced podiatrists provide comprehensive preventive foot care and treatment of diabetic wounds. Call Toetal Podiatry today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment using the online form.

Diabetic Foot Care Q&A

Why would I need diabetic foot care?

Diabetic foot care is vital for anyone with diabetes. One problem is the increased likelihood of developing common foot conditions like:

  • Corns
  • Athlete's foot
  • Plantar warts
  • Fungal infections
  • Calluses
  • Cracked skin
  • Blisters
  • Ingrown toenails

Diabetes can also cause serious complications like diabetic peripheral neuropathy, which makes you vulnerable to problems like leg ulcers.

Leg ulcers are open sores that can be very difficult to heal. They're painful wounds that are prone to infection, which can, in turn, could lead to gangrene and amputation in severe cases. Diabetic foot care from the team at Toetal Podiatry can stop these outcomes from happening to you.

How does diabetic foot care stop me from getting leg ulcers?

Diabetic foot care keeps your feet in good condition and treats any problems before they develop into ulcers.

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy affects the nerves in your extremities — most often your feet. It can cause a loss of feeling in your feet, which means you don't notice problems like ingrown toenails, cuts, and other types of skin damage.

In a healthy foot, your body can heal minor injuries because there's a constant flow of oxygen-rich blood to the wound. When you have diabetes, your circulation isn't very good, which impairs the healing process.

A small break in the skin can soon turn into an ulcer when you have diabetes, but regular diabetic foot care appointments can stop this from happening.

What does diabetic foot care involve?

The expert podiatrists at Toetal Podiatry provide comprehensive diabetic foot care services. They can diagnose diabetic peripheral neuropathy and help you manage the condition, and assess your circulation to see how well blood is flowing in your feet.

At your routine diabetic foot care exams, your provider checks your feet and performs treatments to optimize foot health, such as dealing with corns and warts and making sure your toenails are correctly trimmed.

They also work closely with your primary care provider and specialists who might be involved in your treatment, like vascular surgeons and endocrinologists. The team has expertise in both preventing and treating diabetic ulcers, including the use of biologics for wound care.

If you have diabetes, schedule a diabetic foot care consultation by calling Toetal Podiatry today or booking an appointment online.