Unmanaged diabetes can cause nerve damage, particularly in the hands and feet. Called peripheral neuropathy, the condition can be painful, but usually causes a loss of sensation and limits the ability to feel pain. Because of this, you could injure your foot and not know it, making the injury even worse.
A simple blister could become infected, leading to a chronic condition. Neuropathy can also cause the feet to become deformed, requiring the use of special shoes. Dr. Runkle will conduct regular examinations and provide wound treatment, therapeutic shoes, and more to successfully manage your neuropathy.
Working with your primary care doctor’s recommendations for managing your diabetes, our podiatry team will help you prevent the kinds of foot problems that can easily spiral out of control. If you have diabetes, make Center Grove Foot and Ankle Care a part of your treatment team.