Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetic Foot Care 

Diabetes brings with it many health challenges, one of which is maintaining good foot health. For individuals with diabetes, foot problems can lead to serious complications. However, with the proper approach, these risks can be significantly minimized. Mid Penn Foot & Ankle Specialists are committed to providing comprehensive diabetic foot care, helping you keep your feet healthy and your life active. Read below to find out how a podiatrist can help you manage your foot care effectively.

The Impact of Diabetes on Foot Health

Diabetes can often lead to a range of foot-related issues due to two primary factors: nerve damage and poor blood circulation. Neuropathy may cause a loss of feeling in your feet, which makes it hard to notice injuries or changes. Likewise, poor circulation can slow down the healing process of cuts or sores, increasing the risk of infection. Recognizing these risks is the first step in proactive diabetic foot care. 

Daily Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

Daily foot care is crucial for anyone with diabetes. Here are some essential tips:

  • Inspect Your Feet Daily: Look for cuts, blisters, red spots, and swelling. Use a mirror to check all areas of your feet. This daily inspection helps you catch issues early when they're easiest to treat.
  • Wash Your Feet Daily: Use lukewarm water and dry them gently, especially between the toes.
  • Moisturize Your Feet: Apply a moisturizer to prevent dry skin, but avoid the area between the toes.
  • Cut Nails Carefully: Trim your nails straight across and file the edges to prevent ingrown toenails.
  • Wear Proper Footwear: Choose well-fitting, comfortable shoes that protect your feet. Ensure that your shoes have enough room to prevent pressure points or rubbing.
  • Never Walk Barefoot: Always wear shoes that will protect your feet from injuries.

Identifying and Addressing Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Diabetic foot ulcers are a serious but common complication. They often occur on the bottom of the foot and can go unnoticed due to neuropathy. Identifying and treating issues early is essential for preventing infections or more serious complications. If you notice any sores or ulcers, contact a foot doctor immediately. Treatment may include offloading the area, removing dead skin, medication, and possibly using advanced wound care products.

The Importance of Regular Foot Examinations for Diabetics

Regular foot examinations by a professional are essential since they allow for early detection and treatment of potential foot problems. At Mid Penn Foot & Ankle Specialists, we conduct thorough foot examinations, considering your specific diabetic needs. Our professionals are equipped to provide personalized care plans to maintain your foot health.

Do You Need a Professional Podiatrist for Diabetic Foot Pain Treatment?

Managing diabetic foot care can be challenging, but it's an important part of your overall health strategy. Regular foot examinations, proper daily care, and being aware of the signs of foot complications can make a massive difference. Mid Penn Foot & Ankle Specialists is here to help ensure your feet remain healthy, allowing you to enjoy a full, active life. Contact our office to learn more about how a foot doctor can support you or to schedule an appointment for diabetic foot pain treatment.

Diabetic Foot Care

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What Our Happy Patiens Say

Susan Knippenberg

Dr. Zeno helped me to walk again without pain after years. He was very polite and experienced. I had really bad pain in my right foot that was giving me a hard time while walking. The treatment he recommended and I chose to go with cured my pains. Thank you, Dr. Zeno and Mid Penn Foot & Ankle Specialists.

Rachel Edwards

I came across this clinic when I was searching for a podiatrist in my area. The person who scheduled my appointment with the doctor was polite and was able to locate a time that best fit my schedule. The doctor was knowledgeable and was very helpful and understanding my concerns. He was able to locate the root cause of the pain I was having. Since the treatment, I feel much better. Thank you for taking care of me. Will use the clinic for sure If I need a foot doctor.

Donna Williams

I had a very pleasant experience with Dr. Zeno. I was a little bit nervous because I hadn't been to a Podiatrist in a long time. I had a big/ugly wart growing under my foot. The provider seemed to care about my issue. He removed it and wants to see me again to monitor the growth of my issue. And even stated to help it not keep reoccurring in the future. Thank you again. I was very pleased with the staff too. I will use this podiatric clinic If I need a foot doctor in the future.

Albert Leal

Dr. Zeno is a very good Dr. He is gentle, kind, and professional! He took time to answer all my questions. The clinic staff were friendly and helpful. Would 100% recommend this foot care & treatment clinic to anyone looking to see a foot doctor.

Eddie Lummus

He was a skilled and honest doctor. He treated the patient with sincerity and gave a detailed explanation of the pain. He was very patient with me and listened to all my concerns to find out what was best for me. The treatment he recommended helped my pain and now I can walk and run without pain. I recommend Dr. Zeno and Mid Penn Foot & Ankle Specialists to anyone in the York area. Thanks again for being patient and kind during my visit and treatment sessions.

Jessica Harris

Dr. Zeno was great! As soon as I walked in he made me feel comfortable with some friendly conversation while I filled out my paperwork. He was patient but direct with his questioning about my injury, and most importantly, explained exactly what was wrong and why. Doctors don't always get into the why, so I appreciated that he did so I could understand my injury and future prevention. He was also very clear about what I needed to do as far as recovery and helped me plan out the right steps to take, which helped me feel reassured immediately. I would recommend Mid Penn Foot & Ankle Specialists to anyone!

Rebecca Lewis

I have finally found a good foot doctor! The office was nice and clean, the nurse was kind and helpful in getting me ready. I didn't have to wait to be called to a room and nor for the doctor to come in. Dr. Zeno was awesome! He explained everything to me and I felt confident about what was going on with my toe, the treatment, and when it will heal. I will refer other people to him:):) Thank you guys so much!

Tony Rosas

Dr. Zeno was very knowledgeable and helpful, I had to visit while I was here for work. I would fly back out to him if I ever had foot problems. He is so kind and great at his work. Affordable as well if you don't have insurance. I would recommend this foot care & treatment clinic to anyone! Keep up the good work Mid Penn Foot & Ankle Specialists. 

John Cunningham

I came in for an ingrown toenail and Dr. Zeno did an amazing job. I have had this procedure done in the past but Dr.Zeno is hands down the best! And the clinic doesn’t overcharge while giving you a detailed overview of what you are paying for. Look no further this is the clinic you have been looking for! I would use this podiatry clinic if I need foot treatment. I will keep their contact information to use in the future if I need a foot doctor again.

Jessica Browers

Dr. Zeno is a doctor who, through his combination of personability and professional approach, is easy to trust. I leave my visits confident that Dr. Zeno is on top of my issues and has a well-thought-out plan of action. However, what is most satisfying to me is knowing that he is very straightforward and assures that you know the entire picture.