Our Podiatrist in Wading River, Riverhead, North Shore Long Island, NY specializes in Diabetic Foot Care & Wound Care
DIABETIC FOOT CARE
People with diabetes can having high glucose levels in the blood for a long period can lead to complications, such as a diabetic foot ulcer. A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that occurs in approximately 15 percent of patients with diabetes and is commonly located on the bottom of the foot.
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 contact us 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, Dr. Patricia Nicholas and Lite Step Podiatry Wellness will design a treatment plan specifically for you.
If you're a diabetic, schedule an appointment today, so that we can provide you with the care you'll need to minimize possible complications.
FOOT ULCERS - WOUND CARE
Some wounds are deeper and need medical attention to prevent infection and loss of function, due to damage to underlying structures like bone, muscle, tendon, arteries and nerves. The purpose of medical care for wounds is to prevent complications and preserve function. While important, cosmetic results are not the primary consideration for wound repair.
When you first come to our practice, Lite Step 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 or ankle especially if you're diabetic, we strongly recommend that you schedule an appointment to see us as soon as possible.