Diabetes & Feet
3 Ways to Protect Your Feet if You Have Diabetes
Diabetes is a serious chronic disease that can lead to foot complications. A diabetic may be unable to feel pain associated with a skin injury, and this can lead to a diabetic wound or ulcer. Diabetic neuropathy and diminished blood supply to the feet increase the risk of limb amputation.
How Diabetes Can Affect Your Feet
The feet are often affected by diabetes, with problems ranging from loss of feeling and diminished blood supply to severe infection requiring amputation. Knowing more about these adverse effects will help you take steps toward the prevention of diabetic foot complications.
Facts About Diabetes and Foot Health
Foot complications are an unfortunate reality for many diabetics. See facts regarding how diabetes can affect feet and what can be done to prevent complications.
Compressed Air Foot Massage for Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Compressed air foot massage was used in a research study to help treat diabetic foot ulcers. Over a lifetime, a person diagnosed with diabetes has a 15 to 25 percent chance of developing a foot ulcer (open sore). Some foot ulcers can take a long time to heal. Compressed air foot massage is not a new treatment, but it has gained attention as a possible way to help decrease the time it takes to heal a diabetic foot ulcer. Learn more about compressed air foot massage.
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Artery Bypass Leg
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Peripheral Artery Disease
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Diabetic neuropathy; its causes, symptoms and treatment options are discussed.