What is Diabetic Foot?
It is estimated that nearly 25% of individuals that have been diagnosed with diabetes experience complications with their feet. Hi, I’m Doctor Paul Betschart, and I have a podiatry practice here in Danbury, CT. I know how difficult it can be sometimes to fight the condition known as diabetic foot. I’m here to help. Diabetic foot is a condition where small cuts and bruises on the feet can become dangerous, due to the fact that many diabetics experience neuropathy, which keeps them from detecting injuries. Therefore, a simple blister can turn into a foot ulcer that eats away at the flesh if not dealt with promptly. While it is important for diabetics to regularly check their feet for any injuries, it is equally necessary to have regular check-ups at your local podiatrist’s office. If you live in the Danbury area, please keep me in mind for your next appointment.
The Podiatristâs War Against Foot Ulcers
Foot ulcers. I shudder just thinking about them. I’m Doctor Paul Betschart, and I’m a podiatrist here in Danbury, CT. I am on a mission to help my patients combat foot ulcers and eliminate them entirely. Foot ulcers are sneaky, especially since they start off small in the form of a blister or abrasion, and then develop into an open wound. The most common suffers of this condition are diabetics who struggle with neuropathy. This is a dangerous combination, because neuropathy hinders the body from sensing the normal pains of a wound, thus potentially leaving it undetected and open for further development and infection. If you suffer with foot ulcers, or are concerned about the potential for developing one, I want to help you conquer them head-on! Stop by and see me, at my office in Danbury and let’s talk!
Risk Factors for Foot Fractures
I’m Doctor Paul Betschart, a podiatrist in Danbury, where we love making your feet happy. Today, I want to talk to you about some of the risk factors for foot fractures, which are more common than you might think. Foot fractures stem from shock and trauma to the bones in the feet. Athletes who repeatedly put stress on their feet, or who suddenly twist their feet during an activity are at risk for experiencing a fracture. However, the non-athletic among us are also at risk, as something as simple as a fall or dropping a heavy can on your foot from the kitchen cupboard can cause problems as well. Osteoporosis and age are two of the most significant factors, since the bones are more fragile and apt to break.
If you suspect that you might have a foot fracture, I invite you to come and see me, at my podiatry office here in Danbury.