Foot Ulcers are not to be taken lightly due to the serious complications they can cause. This condition is, unfortunately, a common problem with diabetic patients, especially if they do not seek proper treatment. Foot ulcers result from a break in the skin, which lets the layers underneath become exposed and open to an infection that can in some instances reach down to the bone.
Identifying Symptoms of Foot Ulcers
Ulcers in diabetics are very common since they are known to have poor circulation, elevated blood sugar levels, nerve irritation and feet that can be more prone to injury. The nerve complications with this condition causes a lack of feeling that may allow for a diabetic to be oblivious to a wound on their foot.
Foot ulcers can be a damaging condition that can affect anyone and are very common with diabetics. If left unattended serious issues can arise including amputation. At Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC, located in Waterbury 203-755-0489 & Newtown 203-270-6724, Connecticut, our podiatrist, Dr. Joel S. Segalman, DPM, will help provide the very best treatment to counter your foot ulcers and get your feet into a healthy state. Please call our office at any of the two numbers listed above to schedule an appointment with us today!