Diabetic foot conditions
People with diabetes need to take special care of their feet to avoid serious complications. Diabetes can interfere with the body's ability to fight infection. This means ulcers or even minor foot injuries can develop into serious infections. Regular, specialized foot care can prevent most of these problems.
What you should know about diabetic foot conditions
- Nerve damage, also called neuropathy, is often the cause of foot problems in people with diabetes. Neuropathy causes tingling, pain (burning or stinging), or weakness in the foot.
Neuropathy can cause loss of feeling in the foot, which means an injury may go unnoticed and untreated. People with diabetes should check their feet carefully every day for sores, cuts or other trauma.
Why choose Geisinger for your diabetic foot condition care?
- Our specialists are skilled in the latest treatment methods for Charcot arthropathy, sometimes called Charcot foot, which may cause loss of sensation in the feet or legs, or fractures and dislocations of bones and joints.
Our podiatrists provide a range of surgical services for diabetes-related foot conditions including:
- Diabetes mellitus salvage surgery
- Forefoot/rear foot surgery
- Peripheral nerve surgery
- Reconstructive and revision surgery