When I see a problem on my foot

Q: What do I do if I see a problem on my foot?
A: There is a direct correlation between noticing a diabetic foot problem and seeking treatment for it. The sooner a problem, such as a diabetic foot ulcer, is identified and treated, the better the chance is that it will be effectively treated and healed quickly.
I always recommend that my patients with diabetes perform a self-inspection of their feet every night. This is a quick, 30-second look at the bottom and top of their feet, as well as between their toes. What you need to look for is anything that wasn't there the night before...areas of redness, bleeding, pus, cracking or anything that doesn't look right. The good news is that if you do find something, you know it is not more than a day old. Just pick up the phone, call our Houston podiatry office, and say "I am diabetic and I think I have a problem." We'll get you in the same day.I always recommend that my patients with diabetes perform a self-inspection of their feet every night. This is a quick, 30-second look at the bottom and top of their feet, as well as between their toes. What you need to look for is anything that wasn't there the night before...areas of redness, bleeding, pus, cracking or anything that doesn't look right. The good news is that if you do find something, you know it is not more than a day old. Just pick up the phone, call our Houston podiatry office, and say "I am diabetic and I think I have a problem." We'll get you in the same day.    
    
For a patient with diabetes, we would recommend you to perform a self-inspection of your feet every night. This is a quick, 30-second look at the bottom and top of your feet, as well as between your toes. What you need to look for is anything that wasn't there the night before...areas of redness, bleeding, pus, cracking or anything that doesn't look right. The good news is that if you do find something, you know it is not more than a day old. Just pick up the phone, call our Family Foot Care office, and say "I am diabetic and I think I have a problem." We'll get you in the same day.

For more detail you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns. Or if you would like to schedule an appointment to talk to a doctor about your foot pain, call Family Foot Care at (704) 786-4482.