At NYC Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, we understand the unique challenges faced by individuals with diabetes when it comes to foot health. Dr. Evelyn Cavalier is committed to providing comprehensive diabetic foot care to help you maintain optimal foot health and prevent complications.
Why is Diabetic Foot Care Important?
Diabetes can cause nerve damage (neuropathy) and restrict blood flow to the feet (peripheral arterial disease), making individuals with diabetes more susceptible to foot problems. Poor circulation and reduced sensation in the feet can lead to the following complications:
Foot Ulcers: Nerve damage can make it difficult to feel cuts or blisters, which can eventually develop into ulcers. Without proper treatment, ulcers can become infected and may even lead to amputation.
Infections: Reduced blood flow and compromised immune function in individuals with diabetes can make them more prone to infections. Even minor injuries can quickly escalate into severe infections if not promptly addressed.
Charcot Foot: Charcot foot is a condition characterized by weakening of the bones in the foot. It can result in deformities, instability, and even fractures. Proper foot care is essential to prevent this potentially disabling condition.
Poor Wound Healing: Diabetes can impair the body's natural healing process, making it more challenging for wounds and injuries to heal. This can lead to chronic wounds and long-term complications if not managed properly.
Dr. Evelyn Cavalier specializes in diabetic foot care. She understands the specific needs of diabetic patients and trained in the latest techniques and treatments for managing and preventing diabetic foot problems.
Comprehensive Foot Examinations
During your visit, Dr. Evelyn Cavalier will conduct a comprehensive foot examination to assess your foot health and identify any existing issues or potential risks. This examination may include:
1. Visual inspection of your feet, checking for signs of redness, swelling, cuts, blisters, or other abnormalities.
2. Neurological examination to assess your sensation levels and detect any nerve damage.
3. Vascular assessment to evaluate the blood flow to your feet and legs.
4. Foot biomechanical assessment to analyze your gait and foot structure.
Based on the results of these assessments, Dr. Evelyn Cavalier will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
Diabetic Foot Care Services
At NYC Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, we offer a wide range of diabetic foot care services, including:
1. Regular foot care and maintenance: Trimming and filing of nails, corns, and calluses to prevent complications.
2. Wound care and management: Treating foot ulcers, ensuring proper healing, and reducing the risk of infection.
3. Diabetic footwear: Recommendations and fittings for appropriate footwear to reduce pressure points and provide proper support.
4. Orthotics and insoles: Custom-made orthotic devices to improve foot function, reduce pressure, and enhance overall comfort.
5. Education and guidance: We will provide you with essential education on self-care practices, footwear selection, and foot hygiene to help you maintain healthy feet at home.
In addition to providing treatment, we emphasize the importance of preventive strategies to minimize the risk of diabetic foot complications. Dr. Evelyn Cavalier will collaborate closely with you to develop a plan that includes:
1. Regular foot inspections: We will teach you how to perform daily foot inspections and recognize potential problems early on.
2. Proper footwear: We will guide you in selecting shoes that fit well, provide adequate support, and reduce the risk of injury.
3. Blood sugar management: Maintaining stable blood sugar levels can help promote better foot health and reduce the risk of complications.
4. Regular check-ups: We recommend regular visits to our clinic for ongoing monitoring and preventive care.
Your Foot Health is Our Priority
At NYC Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, we provide exceptional diabetic foot care to help you lead a healthy and active life.
Dr. Evelyn Cavalier is committed to staying up to date with the latest advancements in diabetic foot care and delivering personalized treatment plans to meet your unique needs.
Don't wait until foot problems arise—take proactive steps to protect your feet and prevent complications. Schedule an appointment with us today, and let our experts guide you towards optimal foot health.
Remember, with the right care, you can continue to lead an active, pain-free life. Contact us now and take the first step towards prioritizing your diabetic foot health.