Our Podiatrist specializes in Diabetic Foot Care & Wound Care serving the Southold, East Setauket & Riverhead, NY area
DIABETIC FOOT CARE
Diabetes has become an epidemic in this country. If you have diabetes it is essential that you have your feet evaluated by a podiatrist. Our Podiatry Team, North Fork Podiatry & Three Village Podiatry, is here to help.
Diabetics are prone to poor circulation, have a weakened immune system and impaired nerve function in their feet. Due to poor circulation or lack of sensation after poor circulation, diabetic feet are more susceptible to developing sores, and non-healing wounds which may lead to ulcers. These wounds can also develop into serious infections which can lead to amputations, loss of limbs and even loss of life.
With diabetes, you also have a good chance of developing peripheral neuropathy. Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy can be pain, numbness, tingling and burning sensation in your feet. We recommend that you come in for a comprehensive diabetic foot evaluation. We will use the latest technology to test and assess the circulation to your feet, and determine if you have peripheral neuropathy. Once the evaluation is complete, We will design a treatment plan specifically for you.
Diabetic Shoe Program - Prescription Shoes
Diabetic shoes at minimal cost to you!
Many diabetic patients experience problems with their feet due to poor circulation and loss of sensation. Caring for your feet when you have diabetes is very important for avoiding serious complications. If you are a diabetic with Medicare/Medicaid secondary insurance, you can receive at minimal cost to you a pair of comfortable supportive shoes designed to prevent blisters, corns, calluses, ulcers and other kinds of sores that occur with the diabetic foot.
You may be entitled to one pair of shoes and three pairs of customized inserts every year. This is a program initiated by Medicare to help prevent diabetic complications that may be limb threatening before they occur. There are a wide variety of style and color choices.
We will do all the paperwork and fittings, and your satisfaction is guaranteed. Contact our Podiatry Practice for more information.
WOUND CARE & FOOT ULCERS
Having an open wound, increases the chances of infection. If you have a non healing wound on your lower extremity, it is essential that you act to get it healed as quickly as possible to prevent infection and further complications. If you have diabetes, you are especially at risk for complications. The sooner a wound is treated the greater the patient's chances are of healing.
When you first come to our practice, North Fork Podiatry & Three Village Podiatry, our Podiatrist will use the latest technology to perform a comprehensive neurologic, vascular and orthopedic exam. Once the wounds are healed, patients are regularly followed up to help avoid future problems.
So, if you have a non-healing wound on your foot, ankle or leg especially if you're diabetic, we strongly recommend that you make an appointment for a comprehensive evaluation.