Empire Foot and Ankle Center’s experienced team of professionals proficiently diagnose, treat, and work to prevent diabetes-related foot complications. We also have a robust diabetes management program aimed at a better understanding of the disease, treatments, and complications.
At Empire Foot and Ankle Center, we offer diabetic patients a wide range of treatments and therapies – including educational, surgical, and non-surgical options – to help them keep their feet as healthy as possible and prevent serious diabetic foot complications.
Individuals with diabetes are exclusively prone to foot complications due to neuropathy – nerve damage that can cause vascular disease – and sensation loss, which can block blood flow and stop the healing process.
These diabetic foot complications mean that minor foot problems such as cuts, ingrown toenails, blisters, and scrapes can become severely infected ulcers before they are diagnosed and treated. This is the reason why it’s not unusual for people with diabetes to lose their feet, toes, and legs to amputation.
Similarly, diabetic neuropathy can result in a change in the shape of the feet and lead to a foot condition called Charcot foot.
Empire Foot and Ankle Center’s diabetic foot Ontario specialists work to avoid these complications and appropriately treat them when they occur. Our multidisciplinary team includes orthopedic surgeons, podiatric surgeons, vascular surgeons, infectious disease specialists, endocrinologists, internal medicine specialists, and patient educators.
We are a specialist service offering advanced care for active diabetic foot complications.
Patient education and proper foot care are vital in avoiding diabetic foot complications. Preventive measures include:
People with diabetes should consult a specialist promptly if they develop any issues with their feet, no matter how negligible.
Quick, appropriate assessment and treatment of diabetic foot concerns are essential to preventing serious foot complications, and Empire Foot and Ankle Center’s specialists aggressively treat these issues.
Each patient will have their detailed evaluation of medical history, neurological status, and foot vasculature. Both feet will be examined at each visit, and a plan will be made between the podiatrist and the patient dependent on the consultation’s findings.