Diabetic Foot Care
Preventative Care for Your Foot & Ankle Health
While this saying applies to many situations in life, we often think of it when we advise our diabetic patients. As a podiatrist who's experienced in diabetic foot care in Pomona, CA, and the La Verne and Claremont, CA, areas, Dr. O'Neill takes the treatment of your diabetic feet seriously. The sooner you contact our office with a concern, the sooner Dr. O'Neill can address it and help you work toward optimal foot health.
Regular Checkups at the Podiatrist Are a Must for Diabetics
In addition to seeing Dr. O'Neill when issues arise, we highly recommend that you be seen at least four times a year. Being seen this often allows Dr. O'Neill to get to know your unique feet and spot any potential issues before they become a problem.
A podiatrist experienced in diabetic foot care will thoroughly examine your feet at each appointment, noting any changes in their condition and implementing a customized treatment plan designed specifically for your feet and circumstances. Even if you have not noticed any changes, please ensure that you are seen by Dr. O'Neill on a regular basis. Prevention is the key to avoiding foot problems related to diabetes.
The biggest threat to the health of your feet, if you have diabetes is allowing a small problem to become a big one. This is why we stress that your minor foot problem may be more serious than you might think. For many diabetics, the nerves of the feet do not function properly. This causes a loss of feeling in your feet. Because of the lack of feeling and possible poor blood flow, a common foot ailment like a cut or blister can become infected.
When to Schedule an Appointment
Dr. O'Neill would like you to come in for an appointment if you see or suspect any of the following foot issues:
- Nail fungus
- Ingrown toenails
- Athletes foot
- Dry, cracked skin
- Cuts or scratches on the feet
- Plantar warts
- Charcot’s foot
When searching for a podiatrist to treat your feet, be sure to look for one who specializes in the care of diabetic feet. You should only consider podiatrists who have successfully treated numerous patients with diabetes and who take the time to get to know you and your feet.
If you are at all concerned about the health of your feet, or if you would like to be seen on a regular basis to keep your feet healthy, contact Pomona Valley Podiatry Group to make your first appointment.
Contact Us for Preventative Diabetic Foot Care in Pomona, CA & the La Verne & Claremont, CA, Areas
To experience our 5-star-rated podiatric care, schedule your New Patient Consultation today by calling (909) 622-4501. You may also use our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Discuss Your Goals
- X-Rays As Needed
- Complete Exam
- Discover Your Options
- Get started!
During your appointment, we will take the time to answer all your questions about our advanced treatments and technology, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!