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If left untreated, diabetic foot injuries can lead to serious complications. Dr Formanek, at Footsteps, is here for you for your foot problems related to diabetes such as ulcers, fractures, and mild to deep infections. We are here to prevent amputations through Dr Formanek’s comprehensive diabetic foot care and treatment. Footsteps provide wound care, custom orthotics, diabetic shoe fitment, antibiotics, laser treatment, and surgery to restore your feet.
It’s not just Baton Rouge, according to the CDC it’s a nationwide problem 34.2 million Americans—just over 1 in 10—have diabetes. 88 million American adults—approximately 1 in 3—have prediabetes. And 90 % of adults are oblivious to having pre-diabetes.
Diabetes, a common health condition in which your blood glucose levels are too high, or your body does not use insulin efficiently. It compromises the health of your eyes, skin, liver, kidney, blood vessels, and feet. It makes it very difficult to fight off infections because it suppresses your immune system.
The tingling and numbness in your feet are caused by diabetic nerve damage. Making you more susceptible to injuries. Since it weakens your immune system, the healing process will take longer for your foot wound. And without proper treatment from a podiatrist, the wound can worsen.
Diabetic Foot Ulcers can lead to bacterial infections to gangrene. Deprived of sensory, some patients resume their normal life without realizing they have an issue.
Charcot foot fractures are fractures to the foot that can cause major complications because of the lack of pain sensation. Routine diabetes foot checkups are important to reduce the possibility of infections and treat them before more complications can occur.
Located on ParkForest Dr just off of Jefferson Hwy near Parkview Baptist. Based on the severity and foot injury you have, Formanek, DPM at Footsteps, will provide Diabetic foot care personalized for you.
Proper wound care prevents infection:
1. Remove dead tissue surrounding the wound
2. Clean and disinfect the area
3. Apply bandages to keep the area sterilized so the wound can heal
To help a foot infection heal and stop it from spreading properly, oral or intravenous (IV) antibiotics may be prescribed.
At Footsteps, we provide custom braces and orthotics (shoe inserts) to help your joints by redistributing your body weight to prevent and protect certain parts of your feet from friction.
If you see or notice any foot abnormalities, please call us immediately and schedule an evaluation. Call Footsteps for an appointment today