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50 St George’s Road

Bolton

BL1 2DD

 

01204 361463

info@malomaxpodiatrist.co.uk

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DIABETIC FOOT EXAMINATION

There are over 3 million diabetics in the UK and this number is rising. There are a further 300,000 who have not yet been diagnosed. It is an insidious disease which causes an increase of glucose in the blood steam which, if left unchecked, can damage blood vessels, nerves (particularly in the feet and eyes ) and kidneys.

For this reason it is vitally important to have an annual diabetic foot examination to ensure their feet stay healthy. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential to prevent further foot health complications and prevent serious vascular and nerve related problems.

  • Full visual check of the feet to screen for areas of increased pressure which could lead to increased risk of ulceration.

  • Review of the circulation of the feet including palpation of the foot pulses with the aid of a foot Doppler. An ultrasound type screen of the blood vessels is undertaken to check for any deterioration to the circulation.

  • Review of the nerves of the feet, including screening for pain, light touch and vibration.

  • Any routine podiatry care which is required such as removal of hard skin and trimming of the nails.

  • Finally, the podiatrist will give advice to maintain the feet in optimal condition and the recommended frequency of podiatry treatments is discussed and agreed with the patient.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN AN ANNUAL DIABETIC FOOT ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT?
DIABETES IS A COMMON LIFELONG CONDITION
  • Peripheral vascular disease

  • Neuropathy (changes to the nerves)

  • Diabetic ulceration

  • Athletes foot

COMMON COMPLICATIONS AS A RESULT OF DIABETES: