Healthy feet for a happier you

Diabetes can lead to serious difficulties with your overall health, but it can be especially dangerous to your feet. Ordinary problems, like a small cut or a blister, can lead to real trouble when diabetes is involved. The disease can reduce blood flow to the feet, making it harder to heal injuries and resist infection. It often causes nerve damage, resulting in loss of feeling. The loss of feeling, or neuropathy, masks pain, so wounds may be repeatedly injured, leading to wounds that don’t heal.

Working with the Wound Management Center at Cheat Lake Physicians, we can help diabetics take good care of their feet with well foot checkups, treatment for bumps and cuts, and therapies for serious diabetes-related foot issues.