Our Greensburg, Somerset, Mount Pleasant & Shadyside, PA Podiatrist specializes in Diabetic Foot Care & Wound Care

 

 

DIABETIC FOOT CARE PROGRAM

NEED A DIABETIC FOOT EXAM?

Diabetes has become an epidemic in this country. If you have diabetes it is essential that you have your feet evaluated by a podiatrist.Foot problems are a big risk in diabetics, as those with this condition must constantly monitor their feet or face severe consequences, including amputation. We provide diabetic foot screens, diabetic shoes, and inserts.

In the foot of someone who has diabetes, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that's too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal. When your wound is not healing, it's at risk for infection. As a diabetic, your infections spread quickly. If you have diabetes, you should inspect your feet every day. Look for puncture wounds, bruises, pressure areas, redness, warmth, blisters, ulcers, scratches, cuts, and nail problems. Get someone to help you, or use a mirror.

With diabetes, you also have a good chance of developing peripheral neuropathy. Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy can be pain, numbness, tingling and burning sensation in your feet. We recommend that you come in for a comprehensive diabetic foot evaluation. We will use the latest technology to test and assess the circulation to your feet, and determine if you have peripheral neuropathy. Once the evaluation is complete, We will design a treatment plan specifically for you.

If you're a diabetic, book an appointment with Laurel Podiatry, so that we can provide you with the care you'll need to minimize possible complications.

 

 

DIABETIC SHOE PROGRAM

Many diabetic patients experience problems with their feet due to poor circulation and loss of sensation.
Proper shoes are needed to help reduce the possibility of painful foot sores and potentially life threatening wounds.

Laurel Podiatry carries Diabetic shoes. These shoes are extra depth shoes and are extremely comfortable and are the best diabetic shoes in the country. Please contact our practice for more information about our diabetic shoe program.

 

 

WOUND CARE | FOOT ULCERS

Foot problems are a big risk in diabetics, as those with this condition must constantly monitor their feet or face severe consequences, including amputation. We provide diabetic foot screens, diabetic shoes, and inserts.

 dr. echard treats diabetic feet and diabetic wounds

In the foot of someone who has diabetes, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that's too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal.

When your wound is not healing, it's at risk for infection. As a diabetic, your infections spread quickly. If you have diabetes, you should inspect your feet every day. Look for puncture wounds, bruises, pressure areas, redness, warmth, blisters, ulcers, scratches, cuts, and nail problems. Get someone to help you, or use a mirror.

When you first come to our practice, Laurel Podiatry, we will use the latest technology to perform a comprehensive neurologic, vascular and orthopedic exam. Once the wounds are healed, patients are regularly followed up to help avoid future problems. So, if you have a non-healing wound on your foot, ankle or leg especially if you're diabetic, we strongly recommend that you schedule an appointment with our Wound Care Specialist, Dr. Echard.