Diabetic Feet Specialist

AHP Foot and Wound Care Specialists

Podiatrists & Wound Care Specialists located in Indianapolis, IN

Besides blood sugar complications, having diabetes can wreak havoc on your feet. At AHP Foot & Wound Care Specialists, Dr. Todd Mann helps patients resolve diabetic-related foot issues like tingling, numbness, ulcers, or chronic pain. With a conveniently located office in Indianapolis, Dr. Mann’s podiatry expertise can bring more comfort to your feet and a sound approach to managing diabetes.

Diabetic Feet Q & A

AHP Foot and Wound Care Specialists

How does diabetes affect the feet?

Diabetes can affect the feet, ankles, and legs in many different ways, causing a variety of symptoms. These may include:

  • Poor circulation
  • Tingling in the feet
  • Pain in the legs
  • Sores or ulcers on the feet
  • Swelling of the feet, toes, or ankles
  • Changes in the color or texture of the skin
  • Toenail or foot fungus

Left untreated, diabetic foot problems can develop into serious infections or in some cases may result in amputation of a toe, foot, or even leg.  

What is diabetic foot treatment?

If you have diabetes and foot complications, it’s important to see a podiatrist who can help you manage your symptoms and prevent more serious problems from developing.

At AHP Foot & Wound Care Specialists, Dr. Mann may recommend several different treatment methods, depending on the nature and severity of your symptoms. These might include:

  • Diabetic shoes
  • Compression socks or wraps
  • Antibiotics, to fight off infection in wounds
  • Debridement, which involves surgically removing areas of dead or infected skin
  • Off-loading, which involves keeping weight off the foot or leg
  • Glucose management

Diabetic foot treatment may require long-term monitoring and care, but many conditions can be resolved easily before further complications arise.  

How can I prevent diabetic foot complications?

Part of healing when you have issues with diabetic feet is maintaining proper hygiene and personal care habits. You can increase your odds of a successful treatment with the following methods:

  • Keep your feet clean, washing them in the morning and at night before bed
  • Make sure feet are dry, especially between the toes, to avoid fungal infections
  • Wear breathable, soft socks that won’t irritate your feet
  • Manage your blood sugar well
  • Monitor your foot health by inspecting them each day for changes
  • Maintain a healthy weight, as diabetics with excess weight are more prone to complications
  • Wear shoes that fit well, as poor-fitting shoes can exacerbate problems related to diabetic foot problems
  • Cut toenails straight across to avoid ingrown toenails

Ready to resolve your diabetic foot issues today? Contact us for an appointment.