Diabetic Foot Infections

What are Diabetic Foot Infections?

Diabetic foot infections affect the soft tissue or bone in diabetic patients, often linked to neuropathy or peripheral arterial disease. Diagnosis involves assessing the severity of the infection, and examining the skin, vascular, neurological, and musculoskeletal systems. Peripheral vascular disease is evaluated using Ankle Brachial Index and Toe Brachial Index measurements, while initial X-rays help determine the depth of the infection.

People with diabetes may experience reduced sensation or blood flow in their feet, making it difficult to detect wounds. If left untreated, these wounds can lead to infections and severe complications, possibly necessitating amputation. At Schneck, we provide specialized diabetic foot care, focusing on prevention and improved foot health through various protective strategies.

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