WHITE PLAINS, NY, February 13, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- For patients who have diabetes, proper foot care is very important. Poor foot care with diabetes can lead to serious health problems, including the possibility of having to remove the foot or leg through amputation. It is important to understand the connection between diabetes and foot care, which is why Dr. Eric Peters, a podiatrist in White Plains, offers helpful diabetic foot care tips for his patients.
"As a person with diabetes, you are more vulnerable to foot problems because diabetes can damage your nerves and reduce blood flow to your feet. By taking proper care of your feet, most serious health problems associated with diabetes can be prevented," said White Plains podiatrist, Dr. Eric Peters.
Patients who have diabetes should examine their feet every day and after every injury, regardless of how minor they may think the injury is. If a patient notices redness, swelling, persistent pain, numbness, tingling or any other unusual signs on any part of your foot, call your podiatrist in White Plains, NY immediately as this could signify serious health problems.
It's also recommended that people with diabetes see Dr. Eric Peters, a foot doctor in White Plains, NY, for annual checkups. As a professional podiatrist in White Plains, Dr. Peters can detect signs of changes, broken skin or ulcers that can be detrimental to the health of your feet and body. He can also check your blood circulation, identify loss of sensation or detect areas of high pressure- all of which require professional medical attention.
Everyone needs to practice good foot hygiene daily, but people with diabetes should pay extra attention to keeping their feet clean in order to prevent health problems. Patients who have diabetes should:
- Wash their feet daily with lukewarm water and mild soap, making sure to dry them thoroughly, especially between the toes.
- Keep the skin on their feet smooth and soft by applying a non-irritating moisturizer, avoiding the areas between the toes. Doing so can help prevent cracks and sores that lead to infection.
- Avoid ingrown toenails than can get infected by keeping them neatly trimmed straight across.
- Wear clean, dry socks and change them every day.
- Avoid walking barefoot to protect feet from harmful foreign particles.
- Never attempt to remove corns, calluses or other sores from their feet on their own. See Dr. Peters for safe and pain free removal.
Early detection, simple care and regular inspections can go a long way to avoid serious foot complications related to diabetes. Diabetes is serious, especially when it comes to your feet. Patients who have diabetes should visit Dr. Eric Peters in White Plains for diabetic foot care so that he or she can keep their feet safe, strong, and healthy.
About Dr. Eric Peters: Dr. Eric Peters is a board certified podiatrist, and has been in private practice in New York since 1980. He specializes in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, and has performed thousands of surgical procedures within the last 32 years. Dr. Peters was born and raised in NYC and attended the NY College of Podiatric Medicine in 1980. He is also a Diplomate at the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, certified in PinPointe Laser and is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Dr. Peters offers an array of services and treatments, including the treatment of heel pain, bunions and toenail fungus, among others.
Dr. Eric Peters
171 E. Post Rd. Suite 210-211
White Plains, NY 10601
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