BROOKLYN, NY, April 20, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Diabetes can be dangerous to a person's feet-even a small cut can lead to severe complications. Diabetes can lead to a series of foot complications that are preventable if proper measures are taken, which is why Dr. Gary Saphire and Dr. Asher Rudowsky, podiatrists in Brooklyn, are taking strides to provide improved care to their patients at Parkway Podiatry.
Without proper diabetic foot care in Brooklyn, patients can develop is corns and calluses. When neuropathy is present, patients can't tell if their shoes are causing pressure or that they are developing problems or pain. Corns and calluses must be treated properly, or patients will risk the development of ulcers, which are sores in the skin that may go all the way to the bone. With poor circulation and neuropathy in a person's feet, cuts or blisters can easily turn into ulcers that become infected and won't heal.
Additionally, patients can potentially develop Charcot foot, which is a complex foot deformity. Charcot foot develops as a result of a loss of sensation and an undetected broken bone that leads to destruction of the soft tissue of the foot. The pain of the fracture can potentially go unnoticed because of neuropathy and a person can continue to walk on the broken bone, making it worse, which is why it is important to visit Parkway Podiatry in Brooklyn for diabetic foot care.
"Diabetes can be very dangerous to your feet, with just a small cut producing serious consequences. To avoid serious foot problems that could result in losing a toe, foot, or even a leg, it is important to follow guidelines provided by our office. With proper diabetic foot care in Brooklyn, we can help you protect your feet from further damage or harm," said Dr. Gary Saphire, a foot doctor in Brooklyn.
At Parkway Podiatry, Dr. Gary Saphire and Dr. Asher Rudowsky work together to provide their patients in Brooklyn with proper diabetic foot care. Some tips offered by these Brooklyn podiatrists for proper care include:
- Daily foot inspections
- Washing feet in lukewarm water
- Be gentle when bathing feet
- Moisturize, but not between the toes
- Cut nails carefully
- Never treat corns or calluses without a podiatrist
- Wear clean, dry socks
- Avoid the wrong type of socks
- Wear socks to bed
- Shake out shoes and feel the inside before wearing
- Keep feet warm and dry
- Never walk barefoot
- Take care of diabetes
- Don't smoke
- Get periodic foot exams from Parkway Podiatry
When following these guidelines, patients increase their chances of maintaining healthy, happy feet. Learning how to check their feet also plays a crucial role in protecting their feet from serious complications.
The Brooklyn podiatrists at Parkway Podiatry are available to help patients' wounds heal, preventing amputation. Getting regular check-ups at Parkway Podiatry in Brooklyn for diabetic foot care can help keep small problems from worsening.
About Parkway Podiatry: Dr. Gary Saphire and Dr. Asher Rudowsky work together at Parkway Podiatry to provide their patients in Brooklyn, NY with the best in quality foot and ankle health care available. Dr. Saphire received his medical degree from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his residency at Coney Island Hospital. He went on to be Chief Resident of Podiatry from 1978 to 1979. Dr. Rudowsky received his medical degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. He was also Chief Resident of Podiatry from 2010-2011. Together, Dr. Saphire and Dr. Rudowsky provide an array of services, including diabetic foot care, foot & ankle surgery, heel pain treatment and orthotics in Brooklyn for patients of all ages.
Dr. Gary Saphire
248 Avenue P
Brooklyn, NY 11204
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