Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetic Foot Care services offered in Greenwood and Martinsville, IN


More than 37 million Americans have diabetes, a chronic metabolic condition characterized by high blood sugar. If you have diabetes, it’s vital to enroll in diabetic foot care. Routine checkups can keep your feet healthy. At Greenwood Foot Clinic, board-certified podiatrist and foot surgeon Mark Lazar, DPM, and podiatrist and foot surgeon Stephen Tentler, DPM, and the team, provide diabetic foot care to people of all ages. To make an appointment, call the office in Greenwood or Martinsville, Indiana, or book online today.

Diabetic Foot Care Q&A

What is diabetic foot care?

Diabetic foot care diagnoses, treats, and prevents diabetes-related conditions, like diabetic ulcers and ingrown toenails.

If you have diabetes but don’t manage your blood sugar, it increases the risk of poor circulation and nerve damage. If the nerves in your toes and feet don’t work properly, you might cut or injure yourself but not realize it. That wound might then become infected, increasing your risk of infection or gangrene.

By enrolling in diabetic foot care at Greenwood Foot Clinic, it’s possible to catch potentially serious issues early on when they respond to treatment.

What are the symptoms of diabetes-related foot issues?

Common symptoms of diabetes-related foot issues include:

  • Darkened skin
  • Hair loss 
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Tingling

If you have poor circulation, you might also experience a slow-healing wound. 

When should I consider diabetic foot care?

Anyone living with diabetes can benefit from diabetic foot care. Even if you eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, and keep tabs on your blood sugar, you might experience complications. Visiting the team at Greenwood Foot Clinic at least once a year can alert you to potential issues, educate you on preventive care, and provide peace of mind.

What happens during a diabetic foot care appointment?

At Greenwood Foot Clinic, the team tailors diabetic foot care to your needs.

Your provider reviews your medical records and asks about your lifestyle, including how long you’ve had diabetes, how well you control your blood sugar, and if you have any associated medical issues, like hypertension (high blood pressure).

Next, your provider examines your feet, toes, and ankles. They also conduct a series of tests to see if you have nerve damage. If you have an open wound, like a diabetic ulcer, your provider takes a biopsy. They might also order diagnostic imaging, like X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI to see if the infection extends to your bone or the surrounding tissue.

How can I reduce the risk of diabetes-related foot issues?

If you have diabetes, there are several things you can do to reduce the risk of foot-related issues. The team at Greenwood Foot Clinic recommends:

  • Inspecting your feet daily for changes
  • Visiting the podiatrist at least once a year
  • Keeping your toenails trimmed and filed
  • Smoothing out corns and calluses
  • Wearing shoes and socks at all times
  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Exercising regularly
  • Soaking your feet in warm water

It’s also important to maintain blood flow to your feet. The team might recommend wearing compression stockings or elevating your legs. 

To establish diabetic foot care at Greenwood Foot Clinic, call the nearest office or book online today.

What is diabetic foot care?

Diabetic foot care diagnoses, treats, and prevents diabetes-related conditions, like diabetic ulcers and ingrown toenails.

If you have diabetes but don’t manage your blood sugar, it increases the risk of poor circulation and nerve damage. If the nerves in your toes and feet don’t work properly, you might cut or injure yourself but not realize it. That wound might then become infected, increasing your risk of infection or gangrene.

By enrolling in diabetic foot care at Greenwood Foot Clinic, it’s possible to catch potentially serious issues early on when they respond to treatment.

What are the symptoms of diabetes-related foot issues?

Common symptoms of diabetes-related foot issues include:

  • Darkened skin
  • Hair loss 
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Tingling

If you have poor circulation, you might also experience a slow-healing wound. 

When should I consider diabetic foot care?

Anyone living with diabetes can benefit from diabetic foot care. Even if you eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, and keep tabs on your blood sugar, you might experience complications. Visiting the team at Greenwood Foot Clinic at least once a year can alert you to potential issues, educate you on preventive care, and provide peace of mind.

What happens during a diabetic foot care appointment?

At Greenwood Foot Clinic, the team tailors diabetic foot care to your needs.

Your provider reviews your medical records and asks about your lifestyle, including how long you’ve had diabetes, how well you control your blood sugar, and if you have any associated medical issues, like hypertension (high blood pressure).

Next, your provider examines your feet, toes, and ankles. They also conduct a series of tests to see if you have nerve damage. If you have an open wound, like a diabetic ulcer, your provider takes a biopsy. They might also order diagnostic imaging, like X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI to see if the infection extends to your bone or the surrounding tissue.

How can I reduce the risk of diabetes-related foot issues?

If you have diabetes, there are several things you can do to reduce the risk of foot-related issues. The team at Greenwood Foot Clinic recommends:

  • Inspecting your feet daily for changes
  • Visiting the podiatrist at least once a year
  • Keeping your toenails trimmed and filed
  • Smoothing out corns and calluses
  • Wearing shoes and socks at all times
  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Exercising regularly
  • Soaking your feet in warm water

It’s also important to maintain blood flow to your feet. The team might recommend wearing compression stockings or elevating your legs. 

To establish diabetic foot care at Greenwood Foot Clinic, call the nearest office or book online today.

Greenwood Foot Clinic
720 Fry Rd, Ste A, Greenwood, IN 46142
317-881-0788
Morgan County Foot Clinic
2200 John R Wooden Drive, Suite 206, Martinsville, IN 46151
765-342-0196
Greenwood Foot Clinic
720 Fry Rd, Ste A, Greenwood, IN 46142
317-881-0788
Morgan County Foot Clinic
2200 John R Wooden Drive, Suite 206, Martinsville, IN 46151
765-342-0196
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