Why are people with Diabetes prone to foot problems (injuries, infections, ulcerations ...)?
Diabetes mellitus is a complex metabolic disorder characterized by chronic hyperglycemia which in the long term leads to neuropathic and vascular disorders of various organs, including feet
It is therefore important to check your feet regularly: inspect pressure points and foot deformities which in the long term can result in foot problems. Care should be taken in case of injuries or wounds to avoid worsening.
In our Foot Clinic we carry out thorough assessment of our patients with diabetes to evaluate the neurological and vascular status of their feet. Our measuring equipment helps us to quantify the severity of the neurological or vascular affection.
We provide advice on how to take care of your feet and how to prevent injuries.
The rheumatoid foot also deserves attention, as it can result in severe deformities which will make walking difficult. In those cases, podiatrists play an essential role in spoiling patient’s feet with orthotic components which will reduce the pain and discomfort.