Compassionate Care for Your Foot Health
Diabetic foot complications are the leading cause of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations in the United States and are the most common cause of hospitalization for people with diabetes. This is truly unfortunate as 85% of amputations can be prevented. As podiatrists who specialize in diabetic foot care in Levittown and New York, NY, we take the treatment of your diabetic feet seriously. The sooner you come to us with a concern, the sooner we can address it and help you work toward optimal foot health.
Regular Checkups at the Podiatrist Are a Must for Diabetics
In addition to seeing one of our podiatrists when issues arise, we highly recommend that you be seen at least four times a year. Being seen this often allows us to get to know your unique feet and spot any potential issues before they become a problem.
A podiatrist experienced in diabetic foot care will thoroughly examine your feet at each appointment, noting any changes in their condition, and implement a customized treatment plan designed specifically for your feet and circumstances. Even if you have not noticed any changes, please ensure that you are seen by one of our podiatrists on a regular basis. Prevention is the key to avoiding foot problems related to diabetes.
The biggest threat to the health of your feet if you have diabetes is allowing a small problem to become a big one. This is why we stress that your minor foot problem may be more serious than you might think. For many diabetics, the nerves of the feet do not function properly. This causes a loss of feeling in your feet. Because of the lack of feeling and possible poor blood flow, a common foot ailment like a cut or blister can become infected.
Symptoms of Diabetic Foot Issues
Any or all of the following symptoms in a diabetic may be cause for concern and a trip to see one of our podiatrists:
- Pressure ulcers or sores
- Dry, cracked heels
- Athlete's foot
- Ingrown toenails
- Toenail fungus
- Minor cuts and scratches
- Charcot foot (weakened bones due to nerve damage)
- Plantar warts
Contact Us for Experienced Diabetic Foot Care in Levittown & New York, NY
Experience our 5-star-rated podiatry care by scheduling your New West Podiatry New Patient Assessment today. Simply call (212) 874-1190 to reach our Manhattan office, (516) 579-2800 to reach our Long Island office, or click here to use our convenient online form. Your appointment includes:
- Discuss Your Goals & Concerns
- Complete Exam
- Diagnosis & Treatment Plan
- Start Treatment At Your First Visit!
During your appointment, we will take the time to answer any questions you have about our podiatrists, our treatments, our offices, or anything else you may want to know about us. We can’t wait to help you get back to living your life pain-free!
As one of the premier podiatry practices in Levittown & New York, NY, our podiatrists and team at New West Podiatry also provide 5-star podiatry care to patients from East Meadow, Merrick, Bellmore, Hicksville & Plainview, NY & the surrounding areas.