Diabetes is a common problem and our Northwest Indiana podiatrists see people who need diabetic foot treatment and diabetic foot care almost every day!
If you have a diabetic foot problem, please consider making an appointment to see one of our friendly podiatrists at our award-winning practice (we earned the “Best Podiatrist” award from the Post-Tribune and the “Best of the Region” designation from the NWI Times repeatedly – in fact, ten times! Read patient reviews of our care by clicking here.
Incidentally, Dr. Nirenberg or “Dr. Mike” as patients call him, has helped law enforcement, including the FBI, on homicide cases involving foot-related evidence (such as footprints) and gait analysis. His foot and ankle expertise has been sought by numerous media, including USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, WBBM radio and FOX News (click here to read more news). To read Dr. Nirenberg’s CV click here.
Our Northwest Indiana podiatrists provide friendly, 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 in the feet, burning in the feet, tingling in the feet, neuropathy of the feet and other foot issues.
Our foot doctors, podiatrist Dr. Michael Nirenberg and podiatrist Dr. Scott Keith, 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 our podiatrists treat in our Northwest Indiana podiatry 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 in the feet, 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 for diabetic foot treatment or a diabetic toe or ankle problem to be evaluated by our award-winning podiatry office, please call us today at (219)663-2273 or make an appointment online by clicking here now.
Our podiatrist office is available to provide expert diabetic foot treatment to patients from Crown Point, Merrillville, Schererville, Griffith, Dyer, Gary, Portage, St. John, Schererville, Highland, Lowell, Chesterton, Cedar Lake, Wheatfield, Hobart, Hammond, Munster, Lafayette, Michigan City, Kouts, East Chicago and Valparaiso, and Chicago! Call us today or make an appointment now – CLICK HERE!
Diabetic Neuropathy and Nerve Pain Treatment
Diabetic neuropathy and perhiperal neuropathy pain of the foot or feet and symptoms in the feet or either foot may be lessened and improved or even completely alleviated with outpatient nerve release foot procedures that Dr. Nirenberg learned, in part, from training with the renown peripheral nerve surgeon, Lee Dellon. To learn more about diabetic nerve pain relief surgery and procedures and nerve pain relief for the foot, please click here or visit our neuropathy and nerve pain page.
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.
Diabetics can also develop a serious foot problem called Charcot foot. Charcot foot can cause the foot of a diabetic or other person with neuropathy (nerve deterioration) to swell and flatten or collapse. Charcot can lead a diabetic foot infection. In some cases, a diabetic person with Charcot foot can need the foot amputated. Our podiatrists want to help diabetic patients avoid the need for an amputation. If you are diabetic and your foot is swelling (or flattening or collapsing), see one of our podiatrists immediately.
If you are diabetic and live in Valparaiso, Crown Point, Merrillville, Schererville, Griffith, Dyer, Gary, Portage, St. John, Schererville, Highland, Lowell, Chesterton, Cedar Lake, Wheatfield, Hobart, Hammond, Munster, Lafayette, Michigan City, Kouts, East Chicago and Valparaiso, and Chicago we can help you! Call us today or make an appointment now – CLICK HERE!
Diabetic Foot Treatment in People with Poor Circulation (PAD, PVD)
Incidentally, poor circulation impairs your ability to fight off infection in your feet and often goes along with diabetes. Diabetics may develop poor circulation as the disease of diabetes may affect the circulation in the legs and feet. 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 Treatment for an Infection or Sore
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. It may even start as a simple blister or an ingrown toe nail. Sometimes the first sign of a diabetic infection is a blister. So in a diabetic a blister on a toe or anywhere in the foot or ankle should be taken seriously. Any blister should be evaluated by one of podiatrists.
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.
Our podiatrist office treats people with diabetes and diabetic foot infections and ulcers or sores from Northwest Indiana (Lake County and Porter County). If you are looking for a podiatrist in Dyer, podiatrist in Valparaiso, Merrillville, podiatrist in Schererville, Winfield, Gary, Portage, St. John, Highland, Chesterton, Cedar Lake, Griffith, Lowell, Wheatfield, Hobart, Hammond, Munster, Lafayette, Michigan City, Kouts, East Chicago or podiatrist in Valparaiso, or even Chicago, we can help you! Call us for an appointment at (219)663-2273!
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. The Diabetes Council recently sought out our Dr. Nirenberg’s advice on diabetic shoes.
Certain shoes are specifically certified by Medicare as being for diabetic feet. Our Northwest Indiana podiatrist office specializes in fitting diabetics with diabetic shoes and diabetic arch supports (diabetic inserts). Our podiatrist will measure your feet to ensure the diabetic shoes he prescribes for your feet fit correctly. Diabetic shoes are designed to fit your feet with extra space, support and comfort.
Foot molds are also used by our podiatrists when making diabetic patients arch support, insoles or custom made foot orthotics. Proper diabetic footwear is important and one of the goals of our podiatry office to ensure diabetics feet are properly protected from injury. Diabetic shoes are vital for support and protection.
Diabetic shoes provide persons with diabetes important healthy support, while protecting the feet of a diabetic from injury. Diabetic shoes may also reduce slips and falls by providing a good tread. Poor shoes can put a diabetic person’s feet at risk for injury or even infection. :
Nowadays, most insurance companies, including Medicare, recognize the importance of diabetic shoes for persons with diabetes and often diabetic arch supports (or diabetic orthotics) and diabetic shoes are covered under most insurance plans.
Charcot Foot in the Diabetic Foot
Charcot foot is a serious foot problem and prompt charcot foot treatment is very important. Charcot foot can occur in people with diabetes and may also occur in people who do not have diabetes. Charcot foot is associated with neuropathy, and neuropathy can occur in persons with diabetes (most common) but neuropathy can occur in the feet of people who do not have diabetes. Charcot foot can occur with other nerve issues as well.
Charcot foot may start off with simple swelling of the charcot foot. Charcot foot often does not hurt and many charcot foot patients say they do not have pain. Charcot foot can lead to the foot’s bones fracturing or collapsing, and the first sign of charcot foot may be a fracture of the foot or sometimes a charcot foot can have several fractures.
If you have charcot foot and need charcot foot treatment you should call our podiatrist office immediately, as charcot foot can lead to a sore or ulcer on the bottom of the foot and a foot infection. Charcot foot can even result in a loss of the foot, so prompt charcot foot treatment by a podiatrist or other expert is essential.
To make an appointment to have your diabetic foot or ankle problems evaluated by our award-winning Northwest Indiana podiatry office, please call us today at (219)663-2273 or make an appointment online by clicking here now. If you are seeing another doctor at this time and you want a second opinion podiatrist evaluation, please call us at (219)663-2273.
If you are a diabetic with a foot problem or foot infection looking for a podiatrist in Dyer, podiatrist in Valparaiso, Merrillville, podiatrist in Schererville, Michigan City, Winfield, Portage, St. John, Highland, Gary, Chesterton, Cedar Lake, Griffith, Lowell, Wheatfield, Hobart, Hammond, Munster, Lafayette, East Chicago or podiatrist in Valparaiso, or even Chicago, we can help you! Call us for an appointment at (219)663-2273!