BENTONVILLE, AR, July 11, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Patients who suffer from diabetes will find that regular visits to the podiatrist are very beneficial. Ankle and Foot Centers of Mid-America knows the importance of a diabetic's health, and wants patients to know the benefits of seeing a podiatrist.
Diabetes affects the lives of nearly 26 million people in the United States. While there is no cure for diabetes, there are steps that can be taken to keep it in check.
Podiatrists play a key role in helping patients control diabetes to avoid foot-related complications. Warning signs in the foot of diabetes include: skin color changes, swelling of the foot or ankle, numbness in the feet or toes, pain in the legs, open sores on the foot that do not heal quickly, ingrown and fungal toenails, bleeding corns and calluses, and dry cracks in the skin, especially around the heel.
Getting ahead of diabetes is what Dr. Bryan Michael Sheehan wants to help you with. Up to 65,000 lower limbs are amputated annually due to diabetes complications. These could have been avoided with regular visits to a podiatrist.
Regular visits to a podiatrist will lower the risk by up to 85%. It also lowers the risk of hospitalizations by 24%. As well as regular visits to the podiatrist; there are steps that should be taken at home as well. These foot care tips include: inspecting your feet daily, wear thick soft socks and properly fitted shoes, exercise, do not go barefoot, do not removed calluses, corns and warts by yourself. Patients should also wash their feet thoroughly, especially in-between the toes. Wash with warm water and soap on a daily basis.
Annual checkups to the podiatrist for diabetes are the best way to be certain that the feet remain healthy. Contact Ankle and Foot Centers of Mid-America to stay proactive by keeping diabetes in check. For more information, patients can visit the practice's website at www.sheehanthefootman.com
About Ankle & Foot Centers of Mid-America:
Ankle and Foot Centers of Mid-America has been working to provide the best podiatric care for patients in the Northeast Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas areas for years. Dr. Bryan M. Sheehan is the owner of Ankle & Foot Centers of Mid-America. As a board certified podiatrist in surgery, medicine and wound care located in Bentonville, Dr. Sheehan offers an array of foot and ankle services, including treatment of ingrown toenails, heel pain and diabetic foot care. By visiting Ankle & Foot Centers of Mid-America, patients can receive the care they need to remain on their feet.
Dr. Bryan Michael Sheehan
1000 SE Walton Blvd. Suite 16
Bentonville, AR 72712
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