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Foot Ulcers are caused by complications of the blood vessels or nerves in the foot. Having Diabetes comes with many complications that if left unchecked can have adverse effects on the health of your extremities. If you notice any discoloration in your foot, odd smells, dead leg, or prolonged nerve pain, you may be suffering from peripheral neuropathy. Come in to the Rheumatic Disease Clinic of Houston, where your health is our priority.
To help combat vascular or neuropathic problems, we offer a variety of medical diabetic footwear. These medically designed shoes keep your health in mind by providing intuitive design features such as:
Since vascular deterioration is a major concern for our diabetic patients, it is important to remember how easily a small lesion on the bottom of the foot can turn into an ulcer in less than a day. At RDCH we aim to help you prevent such complications. We can perform a custom fitting to ensure your mobility never stops.
Sometimes small things can have big consequences. Such is the case with any small cut or opening in the skin on the foot. As a diabetic you live with a condition that complicates minor wounds, which within hours can become ulcers. It is important to be vigilant of ones feet. Amputation is ten times higher amongst diabetics than the rest of the population.
Having diabetes decreases the amount of blood to the extremities such as your feet. The reduced blood flow slows down our body’s natural healing cycle. Pair that with the decreased sensitivity of those limbs and this quickly becomes a serious health issue.
With the proper foot care, a worst case scenario can be avoided, and it all starts by wearing the right type of shoes and socks to take an offensive position to your condition.