Diabetic & Geriatric Foot Care Servicing Pittsburgh, PA

Foot Care for Diabetics

 
According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 25.8 million Americans suffer from diabetes with an estimated annual economic cost of $245 billion. Diabetics account for more than 60% of non-traumatic lower limb amputations. Most diabetic amputations are a result of minor injuries that went untreated and resulted in ulcerations.

The ADA recommends that everyone with diabetes have at least one thorough foot exam every year. This helps identify any foot condition that poses a risk of developing into an ulcer. If you have foot deformities or neurology, you should undergo diabetic foot-care exams more frequently.

Geriatric Foot Care

 
Feet on the Sand - Diabetic Foot Care in Pittsburgh, PA
 
It's normal for people to experience some foot problems as they age. But experts say that problems with feet can be the first sign of more serious medical conditions, particularly among older adults. Some health problems, such as diabetes, nerve issues, circulatory disorders and arthritis may manifest in the feet first before symptoms show elsewhere. That is why it is important to pay attention to your feet and seek medical attention as soon as you notice a problem.

Contact MLG Podiatry Group today to schedule an appointment. 412-381-4386