Many diabetics are susceptible to foot complications due to poor circulation, which often leads to neuropathy – a loss of feeling or loss of protective sensation in the feet. If you have neuropathy, and are a diabetic, it is important to wear shoes that fit properly. If a diabetic wears poorly fitted shoes, sores may develop on the foot without being noticed, and complications such as infection can result. To help avoid diabetic foot complications, the worst being amputation due to infection, a properly fitted shoe is recommended.
For a complete diabetic evaluation, contact the offices of Dr. Charles Birk.
Dr. Charles Birk is a Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons as well as certified in Ultrasound Diagnostic Technology, Shockwave Heel Pain Therapy (ESWT) and Board Certified in foot surgery. Dr. Birk has offices in Cape May Court House and in Beesley’s Point. To learn more about diabetic foot care or other foot-related problems go to www.DoctorBirk.com or call 609-465-1644 for an appointment.