Diabetes is a common problem and our podiatrists see people who need diabetic foot treatment almost every day! Our Northwest Indiana podiatrists provide expert treatment for persons with diabetes who have a diabetic foot infection, diabetic wound (ulcer); or a foot injury, foot swelling, foot pain, including numbness, burning, tingling, neuropathy and other foot issues.

Our podiatrists take diabetic foot care and diabetic foot treatment seriously. It is well known that persons with diabetes who have a foot problem or worse, a diabetic foot infection (cellulitis), can have many complications, such as a abscess or bone infection (osteomyelitis), and even end up requiring hospitalization.

Diabetic foot problems we see in our Northwest Indiana office include persons with a diabetic sore, wound (or ulcer), infection (or cellulitis), ingrown toenail, fungal toenail, diabetic neuropathy of the feet (or peripheral neuropathy), swelling, and nerve pain such burning, shooting pain or numbness in the feet.

Some people with diabetes who see us do not have a foot problem yet, but just want to have a diabetic foot exam to make sure their feet are doing okay and to head-off a diabetic foot infection or other foot problem. Other people with diabetes see us to be expertly fitted for diabetic custom-made arch supports (or diabetic orthotics) or diabetic shoes.

To make an appointment to have your diabetic foot or ankle problem evaluated by our award-winning podiatry office, please call us today at (219)663-2273 or make an appointment online by clicking here now.

 

Diabetic Foot Treatment and Diabetic Foot Care

For persons with diabetes small problems such as an ingrown toenail, blister or a small cut may, if left untreated by an expert in diabetic foot care, result in an abscess, infection (cellulitis) or even a bone infection (osteomyelitis). In rare cases, persons with diabetes can get gangrene of the toe or foot.

Depending our your diabetic foot problem, our Northwest Indiana foot doctors may utilize skin grafts and substitutes, antibiotic beads, and other sophisticated treatments. Our podiatrists also work with infectious disease experts and they may refer you for hyperbaric oxygen treatment or wound vacuum treatment.

 

Poor Circulation (PAD or PVD)

Incidentally, poor circulation impairs your ability to fight off infection in your feet and often goes along with diabetes. Your doctor may refer to poor circulation or bad circulation as PAD (peripheral arterial disease) or PVD (peripheral vascular disease). If you are unsure about your circulation, do not worry – we have state-of-the-art vascular testing technology in our office.

 

Diabetic Foot Infection

If you have diabetes and have a diabetic foot infection need to be treated by a podiatrist or other qualified foot specialist promptly! When you call our Northwest Indiana podiatrist office, please tell the receptionist that you are diabetic and have an infection. Our podiatry staff knows how serious diabetic foot infections can be and will work to get you seen as soon as possible. However, if we are unable see you promptly, please go to the emergency room and follow up with us.

Infection in a persons in diabetes may not always be painful as persons with diabetes may have peripheral neuropathy, which impairs a diabetic person’s ability to feel pain. As a result, if you are diabetic and you notice anything out of the ordinary with your feet or ankles, you should see our podiatrists immediately.

Infection in the foot may present as redness, swelling, drainage, an open wound or sore (an ulcer) or discoloration. Basically, if you are diabetic or have poor circulation (peripheral vascular disease) you should have your foot problem evaluated by our Northwest Indiana podiatry office as soon as possible.

Be aware that persons with diabetes are generally at higher risk of a diabetic foot infection getting out of control and may lead to bone infection, known as osteomyelitis or gangrene.

To spot bone infection in diabetics or those people with serious infections, our podiatrists often use hi-tech digital radiography imaging. The podiatrist may also order additional tests, such as an MRI, bone scan or CT Scan, while determining the most appropriate diabetic foot treatment for you.

To make an appointment to have your diabetic foot or ankle problems evaluated by our award-winning podiatry office, please call us today at (219)663-2273 or make an appointment online by clicking here now.

 

Diabetic Foot Treatment

Our podiatrists help persons with diabetes manage their foot problems and their foot pain. For example, if you have diabetic neuropathy or other nerve pain issues you may experience numbness, tingling, burning or shooting pain, and in these cases our podiatrists may be able to help. Dr. Nirenberg has studied methods of alleviating nerve pain and problems related to nerves with the renowned peripheral neurosurgeon Lee Dellon and has learned techniques to help alleviate nerve pain.

To make an appointment to have your diabetic foot or ankle problems or nerve issues evaluated by our award-winning podiatry office, please call us today at (219)663-2273 or make an appointment online by clicking here now.

 

Diabetic Arch Supports and Diabetic Shoes

Diabetic arch supports and diabetic shoes are essential for persons with diabetes. At our Northwest Indiana podiatry office our podiatrists will fit you with custom-made inserts and diabetic approved shoes. Nowadays, most insurance companies, including Medicare, recognize how important the right shoes are for persons with diabetes and often diabetic arch supports (or diabetic orthotics) and diabetic shoes are covered under most insurance plans.

To make an appointment to have your diabetic foot or ankle problems evaluated by our award-winning podiatry office, please call us today at (219)663-2273 or make an appointment online by clicking here now.

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