Diabetic Foot Care
Over 28 million Americans suffer from diabetes and may experience diabetes-related foot complications such as peripheral neuropathy, skin changes, calluses, ulcers, poor circulation and even limb amputation.
Between 60 to 70 percent of sufferers are affected by nervous system damage, also known as peripheral neuropathy. Diabetics suffering from peripheral neuropathy can lose foot sensation resulting in increased risk of being unaware of foot calluses or cracks and foot injuries or trauma leading to serious complications such as ulcers which can be limb-threatening.
Foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Mauriello is an expert in treating such wounds of lower extremities and in amputation prevention. He is especially skilled at treating a previously rare but now more frequent diabetic foot complication called Charcot foot. This condition involves a sudden softening of the foot’s bones, which then trigger an avalance of problems including joint loss, fractures, collapse of the arch, massive deformity, ulcers and even death.
Many diabetic foot problems can be prevented in some measure with improved blood sugar control and a strengthened immune system. Led by Dr. Mauriello, the team at Lexington Foot, Ankle & Vein will provide you with the information you need to care for your feet and be able to identify signs of diabetes related complications. Alongside regular check ups, we will create and manage a customized prevention and treatment plan for you to maintain healthy feet and a strong body.