Diabetic Foot Care

Millions of people are affected by diabetes each year. Diabetes damages blood vessels in all parts of the body, especially the feet. The legs and feet may develop slow blood flow, which causes neuropathy, or nerve damage. Once a diabetic patient develops neuropathy, it is important that the feet are well taken care of. Otherwise, the lower limbs may have to be amputated. This only happens in drastic cases, but it shows how seriously diabetic foot care should be taken.


It is very important to always wash and dry the feet thoroughly, especially in between the toes, if you’re a diabetic. Secondly, examining your feet and toes for redness or sores must be done, even if you do not feel pain.  You may also want to examine your feet from the bottom. Try to avoid wearing colored socks to prevent infections that may occur from the dye. Well-fitting socks are also highly recommended.


A diabetic’s physician should always monitor their blood levels to test how well blood sugars are being maintained. In addition to giving advice about everyday eating habits and foot care, a physician may prescribe medicine to help with the diabetic patient’s neuropathy. It is also advised to see a podiatrist if experiencing any feet conditions. Toenails may also need to be taken care of by a podiatrist. This prevents patients from cutting too deeply around their cuticles, which can lead to infection.


A person can take care of their feet at home by following the instructions of their physician. Using creams on one’s feet is also an effective way to heal dryness. Proceed with caution when using tools to remove calluses, as severe diabetics may not be able to feel pain on their feet. If any complications arise do not hesitate to contact a podiatrist.


On a daily basis, diabetic feet must be checked. If you are ever concerned about something, contact your health care professional. You never want to wait until a wound becomes too severe to treat. If left untreated, gangrene may develop. Gangrene is a serious infection that can lead to sepsis or amputation. It is also important for diabetics to be on the lookout for ulcers. Ulcers are sores that develop from tissue loss on the skin. They can be quite painful and require intensive treatment. Early treatment and everyday inspection are imperative to staying healthy.

Meet Dr. Resnikoff

Dr. Adam Resnikoff is a highly respected and board certified podiatrist specializing in treating toenail, bunion and hammertoe surgery, corn and callous removal throughout the Murray Hill and Midtown East areas of New York, New York. He is the Medical/Surgical Director and owner of Resnikoff Podiatry and Foot Surgery Centers and has been in practice since 1990. Dr. Adam Resnikoff brings 25 years of experience caring for the podiatry needs of patients. 

Dr. Resnikoff attended the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in Harlem, NY, which was founded in 1911 and was the first Podiatric Medical school established in the United States. He is certified in laser surgery and performs in-office foot surgery using IV sedation provided by a board certified anesthesiologist. Resnikoff Podiatry and Foot Surgery Centers also offers digital x-rays on the spot, free consultations, and custom orthotics (shoe inserts). Dr. Resnikoff has also been a volunteer at local VA hospitals, has served as a fellow at the Academy of Ambulatory Foot Surgery, and has been board certified by the American Podiatric Medical Specialties Board.

Dr. Resnikoff welcomes patients at his offices on 36 East 36th Street in Manhattan's Murray Hill section in New York and 230 East 48th Street in Midtown East. Most insurance plans are accepted.


 

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Resnikoff Podiatry and Foot Surgery Centers

Dr. Adam Resnikoff is a highly respected and board certified podiatrist specializing in treating toenail, bunion and hammertoe surgery, corn and callous removal throughout the Murray Hill and Midtown East areas of New York, New York. He is the Medical/Surgical Director and owner of Resnikoff Podiatry and Foot Surgery Centers and has been in practice since 1990. Dr. Adam Resnikoff brings 25 years of experience caring for the podiatry needs of patients. 

Dr. Resnikoff attended the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in Harlem, NY, which was founded in 1911 and was the first Podiatric Medical school established in the United States. He is certified in laser surgery and performs in-office foot surgery using IV sedation provided by a board certified anesthesiologist. Resnikoff Podiatry and Foot Surgery Centers also offers digital x-rays on the spot, free consultations, and custom orthotics (shoe inserts). Dr. Resnikoff has also been a volunteer at local VA hospitals, has served as a fellow at the Academy of Ambulatory Foot Surgery, and has been board certified by the American Podiatric Medical Specialties Board.

Dr. Resnikoff welcomes patients at his offices on 36 East 36th Street in Manhattan's Murray Hill section in New York and 230 East 48th Street in Midtown East. Most insurance plans are accepted.


 


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