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Diabetic Feet

Foot & Ankle Specialists of Ames

Diabetic Feet

Being diabetic does not always put your feet at risk but if you have decreased sensation and/or decreased blood flow, you may be at significant risk for developing wounds on your feet. Getting regular foot exams is important and allows for earlier intervention of high-risk areas. It is also important to check your feet daily to know if there are any changes such as new blisters or callus. Properly fitting shoes are important to decrease risk. Some patients with diabetes may qualify for diabetic inserts and shoes. If you do develop a blister or wound, it is important to get this evaluated to get the proper treatment initiated. If you have painful neuropathy, there are options for medications and at times procedures to help reduce the pain.

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Call the Foot & Ankle Specialists of Ames at (515) 444-2390  or email to make an appointment!

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