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People with an interest in diabetes always seem to be talking about the feet. The reason is not difficult to find because all the main complication mechanisms, both cardiovascular (blood vessels) and neuropathic (loss of sensation) can cause damage to the feet. Much of this damage can be prevented by both patient and professional.
The diabetic foot is therefore classified as the "At risk foot" we recommend a computerised pressure plate scan to be taken on a yearly basis. This will identify areas of high pressure, potential weakness and give accurate information into foot function and recommendations for future management. It is so important to support the diabetic foot with functional orthotics (shoe inserts) as this reduces the risk of ulcerations, slips, trips and falls and improves the natural walking pattern.
IOW Gazette - August 2008
This 16 year old, came to us after seeing another podiatrist. She was complaining of pain in the balls of her feet radiating up her legs, particularly bad first thing in the morning and after a long day. The pain was so bad that it prevented her from walking to school ...
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