One of the more critical foot problems diabetes can cause is Charcot Foot, which can result in foot and ankle deformity and lead to disability. While there are different treatment options for diabetic foot and ankle conditions, prevention is the most effective treatment.
Diabetic foot ulcers are by far the most-common complication of Type 1 and 2 diabetes. If you believe you may have developed a foot ulcer, it is imperative to seek proper medical attention.
Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone that often develops due to an open and neglected sore that develops into an infection. Diabetics often suffer from nerve damage therefore an infection may not exhibit common symptoms such as pain or fever.
Diabetic neuropathy begins with a change in sensation in the hands and feet. Diabetics experience the same numbness and tingling sensation that is seen in people who experience regular nerve compression, but it involves both the hands and both feet. Usually the feet begin to feel pain prior to the hands.