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Don’t Forget Proper Foot Care When Managing your Diabetes

October 25, 2021

People demand a lot from their feet, which are tasked with taking hundreds to thousands of strides every day, running long distances, and traveling up and down hills and stairs. Feet can be asked to totter on high heels or be locked up in socks and shoes for up to 18 hours. So it’s no wonder that all that activity can result in infections of these high-performance body parts. 

At the office of Kirkland Office, our podiatrists will examine your infection and the overall function of your feet and toes. Rest assured that you will be provided with the excellent treatment we believe that all of our patients deserve. We maintain a position at the forefront of advances in foot care, and we offer effective solutions to improve the look, feel and function of your feet. 

Foot infections are frequently the aftereffects of injuries or wounds. Infections can develop from a puncture wound, ingrown toenail, laceration, blister, crack in the skin, or a foreign object that’s gotten under the skin. Infections can also be the result of toenail fungus, athlete’s foot, viral plantar warts and skin conditions that can show up elsewhere on your body. 

Some foot infections are minor and easily treated. On the other hand, others are more serious and require care that’s aggressive and persistent, lest the infection leads to serious complications and long-term consequences. 

We encourage diabetics, who are prone to severe infections from anything from ulcerations to minor skin breaks, to visit our office on a regularly scheduled basis. We also urge them to commit themselves to a total routine of daily at-home foot care. 

The podiatrists at Kirkland Office are well equipped to help patients prevent and treat foot infections, as well as avoid subsequent complications. Our whole medical staff is committed to helping you improve and maintain the health of your feet. We know how much good quality of life includes feet that are in good physical shape. Please don’t hesitate to contact us today to find out how we can be of help!

12039 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034