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Thornhill Podiatrist | Thornhill Diabetic Foot Specialist | ON | The Foot Institute |

 


Darryl Cohen and Associates
NHD Pod(SA), BSc(Hons)(Podiatric Studies)

 

441 Clark Ave West
Suite 201
Thornhill, ON
L4J 6W8
(Sobeys Plaza at corner Clark and Hilda)
(905) 886-3965

 

Lawrence Square Shoppng Centre
700 Lawrence Ave West
Suite 125
Toronto, ON
M6A 3B4  
(416) 787-1381

 

Diabetic Foot Specialist
 

Consult a diabetic foot specialist for Diabetes Foot Problems

Diabetics have a lot of glucose in their bodies for a long time. Due to this, diabetes can cause some serious complications. Diabetes foot problems are one of the most serious complications experienced by people suffering from diabetes. If you are a diabetic and suffer from foot problems, you should immediately consult a diabetic foot doctor.

Common Diabetes Foot Problems 

Almost every diabetic can suffer from some serious foot problems. Some of the common ones have been mentioned below. 

 

  •      Athlete’s Foot
  •      Fungal Infection of Nails 
  •      Ingrown Toenails
  •      Calluses
  •      Corns
  •      Blisters
  •      Foot Ulcers 

 

 

How Can You Prevent Diabetes Foot Problems ?

Proper foot care can easily help diabetics prevent foot problems and even treat them before they’re able to cause serious complications. Besides regularly visiting a foot doctor, you should take some preventive measures. It is very important to keep your diabetes under control. Therefore, you need to follow your doctor’s advice regarding exercise, nutrition and medication. This will help you keep glucose level within a recommended range. 

You also need to take proper care of your feet. You should wash them properly everyday with a mild soap. Since nerve damage can severely affect sensation in your feet, legs and hands, you should check the temperature of water with your elbow. You should never soak your feet. It is important to properly dry your feet, especially between your toes. 

You should constantly check your feet for blisters, sores, calluses, redness or other problems. With poor blood flow, it will be important to check your feet daily. If your feet are very dry, you should regularly apply lotion after you dry and wash your feet. However, never put lotion between the toes. You should ask your foot doctor about a good lotion and moisturizing agent. 

In order to tackle diabetes foot problems, you should wear closed-toed slippers and shoes. You should avoid wearing sandals or walking barefoot, even in your own house. You should always keep your feet covered with stockings or socks. You should wear elastic stockings or socks in which your feet fit perfectly. 

Similarly, you should also wear shoes that fit you perfectly. Shoes made of leather or canvas will be perfect for you. Some specialty stores also sell extra wide shoes. They will allow some extra room for your feet and give you some comfort. 

Before wearing your shoes, you should check the inside of shoes to make sure there are no objects inside, left by mistake. It is also important to protect your feet from cold and heat. Therefore, if you’re on the beach or hot pavement, you should wear shoes. At night, you should wear socks whenever you feel cold. 

During each check up, you should get your feet checked by your foot doctor. A medical professional will be able to properly diagnose any diabetes foot problems. It is also important to conduct an annual foot exam that may include a thorough inspection of your skin, monitoring the temperature of your feet and a thorough assessment of any sensation in your feet. If you have been suffering from any foot problems, The Foot Institute will be your best choice. 

 
 
 
Thornhill Podiatrist The Foot Institute is a poidiatry office providing Diabetic Foot Specialist, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Thornhill, ON. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Taylor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the L4J6W8 area and surrounding areas in Thornhill