Tuesday, 14 May 2024 00:00

Foot complications are prevalent in individuals with diabetes and can lead to severe consequences if left untreated. Neuropathy, or nerve damage, can result in loss of sensation, making it difficult to detect injuries or wounds. Skin changes, calluses, and foot ulcers are common due to reduced circulation and impaired healing. In severe cases, untreated ulcers can lead to infections, sometimes necessitating amputation. Preventive measures include daily foot inspections, wearing proper footwear, and regular podiatric care. If you have diabetes, it is strongly suggested that you include a podiatrist on your healthcare team. This medical professional can assess your foot health, provide education on foot care, and help manage possible complications.

Diabetic foot care is important in preventing foot ailments such as ulcers. If you are suffering from diabetes or have any other concerns about your feet, contact Dr. Nicholas Przystawski from Central Florida Foot Care, PA. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes affects millions of people every year. The condition can damage blood vessels in many parts of the body, especially the feet. Because of this, taking care of your feet is essential if you have diabetes, and having a podiatrist help monitor your foot health is highly recommended.

The Importance of Caring for Your Feet

  • Routinely inspect your feet for bruises or sores.
  • Wear socks that fit your feet comfortably.
  • Wear comfortable shoes that provide adequate support.

Patients with diabetes should have their doctor monitor their blood levels, as blood sugar levels play such a huge role in diabetic care. Monitoring these levels on a regular basis is highly advised.

It is always best to inform your healthcare professional of any concerns you may have regarding your feet, especially for diabetic patients. Early treatment and routine foot examinations are keys to maintaining proper health, especially because severe complications can arise if proper treatment is not applied.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Leesburg, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Wednesday, 08 May 2024 00:00

Plantar warts are small growths that develop on parts of the feet that bear weight. They're typically found on the bottom of the foot. Don't live with plantar warts, and call us today!

Tuesday, 07 May 2024 00:00

Blisters on the feet are often caused by friction from wearing ill-fitting shoes or engaging in prolonged physical activity. Corns can also result from burns, allergic reactions, or fungal infections. These fluid-filled pockets form as a protective response to pressure or irritation on the skin. While blisters are usually harmless, they can become painful if they rupture or get infected. Preventing blisters involves wearing properly fitting shoes, using moisture-wicking socks, and avoiding repetitive friction on the skin. Applying cushioning pads or bandages to high-friction areas can also help reduce the risk of blister formation. Podiatrists can provide treatment to relieve pain, prevent infection, and address underlying factors that contribute to blister formation, ensuring optimal foot health and comfort. If you have a foot blister that persists or has become painful or infected, it is suggested that you seek professional care from a podiatrist.

Blisters may appear as a single bubble or in a cluster. They can cause a lot of pain and may be filled with pus, blood, or watery serum. If your feet are hurting, contact Dr. Nicholas Przystawski of Central Florida Foot Care, PA. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Foot Blisters

Foot blisters are often the result of friction. This happens due to the constant rubbing from shoes, which can lead to pain.

What Are Foot Blisters?

A foot blister is a small fluid-filled pocket that forms on the upper-most layer of the skin. Blisters are filled with clear fluid and can lead to blood drainage or pus if the area becomes infected.

Symptoms

(Blister symptoms may vary depending on what is causing them)

  • Bubble of skin filled with fluid
  • Redness
  • Moderate to severe pain
  • Itching

Prevention & Treatment

In order to prevent blisters, you should be sure to wear comfortable shoes with socks that cushion your feet and absorb sweat. Breaking a blister open may increase your chances of developing an infection. However, if your blister breaks, you should wash the area with soap and water immediately and then apply a bandage to the affected area. If your blisters cause severe pain it is important that you call your podiatrist right away.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Leesburg, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Tuesday, 30 April 2024 00:00

Dactylitis, commonly known as hand-foot syndrome, and associated with sickle cell disease, or SCD, manifests as painful swelling and inflammation in the fingers and toes, primarily affecting children. The condition arises from obstructed blood flow due to sickle-shaped red blood cells, which leads to tissue damage and discomfort. Treatment focuses on managing SCD symptoms, including pain relief and anti-inflammatory measures. Podiatrists, specializing in foot health, play a vital role in dactylitis management. They diagnose the condition, implement tailored treatment plans, and offer preventive care strategies. Podiatrists educate patients and families on foot hygiene and hydration, minimizing the risk of flare-ups. Regular monitoring by podiatrists ensures early intervention and prevents long-term complications, improving overall quality of life for individuals affected by dactylitis. If your child suffers from dactylitis, it is suggested that you schedule regular appointments with a podiatrist for care.

When dealing with systemic disease of the feet, it is extremely important to check the affected areas routinely so that any additional problems are caught quickly.  If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles contact Dr. Nicholas Przystawski from Central Florida Foot Care, PA. Our doctor will assist you with all of your podiatric needs.

Systemic Diseases of the Feet

Systemic diseases affect the whole body, and symptoms usually are displayed in the feet. This condition can make a patient’s ability to walk unbearable.  Systemic diseases include gout, diabetes mellitus, neurological disorders, and arthritis.

Gout – is caused by an excess of uric acid in the body. Common symptoms include pain, inflammation, and redness at the metatarsal/phalangeal joint of the base big toe. Gout can be treated by NSAIDs to relieve pain and inflammation, and other drugs that lower the acid levels in the body.

Diabetes mellitus – is an increase in the level of blood sugar that the body cannot counteract with its own insulin. Failure to produce enough insulin is a factor in Diabetes.

Diabetes of the Feet

Diabetic Neuropathy – may lead to damaged nerves and affect the feet through numbness and loss of sensation.

Peripheral Vascular Disease – can restrict the blood flow to the feet, and often times lead to amputation of the feet. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Leesburg, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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