TAMPA, FL, August 16, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- When a person suffers from diabetes, their chances of developing foot problems increases, which makes visiting Dr. Brandi Johnson, Tampa podiatrist, of Advanced Foot & Ankle specialists more important than ever before. Diabetic foot conditions tend to develop from a combination of causes including poor circulation and neuropathy. Dr. Johnson places importance on proper foot care for diabetes to prevent foot related injuries. By offering diabetes foot care in Tampa, Dr. Johnson can closely monitor her patients' feet to ensure their health and safety.
"The feet are the area of the body that are most commonly prone to injury and infection if a person suffers from diabetes. Diabetic foot complications are usually the result of neuropathy, poor circulation and a lower resistance to infection. By receiving regular podiatric care, my patients can ensure the health of their feet while managing diabetes," said Dr. Brandi Johnson, a podiatrist in Tampa.
To avoid serious foot problems that can result in more serious complications such as amputation, Dr. Brandi Johnson offers several guidelines for her patients. Patients with diabetes should inspect their feet daily and wash their feet in lukewarm water. Diabetic foot care in Tampa should also include moisturizing, cutting nails carefully and wearing clean, dry socks daily.
"Some of the simplest acts can save a person's feet from damage. From shaking out your shoes and feeling inside them before wearing, to never walking barefoot or not smoking, it is important for people with diabetes to take every precaution available to ensure their health," said Dr. Johnson, a Tampa, FL podiatrist at Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists.
With a diabetic foot, small wounds such as a blister from wearing shoes that are too tight can cause severe damage. With diabetes, blood flow is decreased, which creates a slow healing process for injuries. Patients should inspect your feed on a daily basis, looking out for puncture wounds, bruises, pressure areas, redness, and nail problems. If a patient cannot see his or her own feet, it is important to get a friend or relative to help or to use a mirror.
Upon immediate recognition of any symptoms, it is vital that patients contact Dr. Brandi Johnson, a podiatrist in Tampa, FL, immediately. The sooner a patient brings attention to his or her ailments, the sooner their feet can be brought back to proper health and further prevention can be performed. Early prevention and treatment with the help of Dr. Brandi Johnson of Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists are critical in maintaining proper foot and ankle health.
For more information, patients can visit the website for Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists by visiting http://www.advfootankle.com/
About Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists: Established in 2001, Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists is a group practice of podiatric physicians. Working together to provide exceptional care at Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists are Drs. Brandi Johnson, Mark Leitner and Gloried Ebsworth. Together, this team of podiatric professionals offer a wide range of conservative and surgical treatment options, including foot and ankle surgery, heel pain, foot pain and diabetes foot care, among others.
Dr. Brandi Johnson
206 Buckingham Place, Suite 101
Brandon, FL 33511