About 6% of people with diabetes develop ulcers, infections, and other serious foot problems. To preserve the health of your feet, Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa offers comprehensive diabetic foot treatments. The fellowship-trained orthopedic specialists offer wound cleaning and infection treatments in-office and customize strategies to lower your risk of further foot complications. Call the office in Tulsa, Oklahoma, today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.
You may be a candidate for diabetic foot treatments if you have diabetes, a chronic condition that can lead to serious complications in your feet.
Uncontrolled diabetes causes your blood sugar levels to rise, which can lead to nerve damage. When the damage affects the nerves in your feet, you may not feel cuts or ulcers that form.
Diabetes can also reduce blood circulation in your legs and feet, which increases your risk for foot infections and pain.
Without medical attention, open wounds on your feet can worsen and you can develop a serious infection. Untreated infections can lead to the death of tissue on your feet and ultimately the need for amputation.
You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa if you have noticeable blisters or open wounds on your feet. The providers also recommend a foot exam if you’re experiencing:
Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa offers in-office services to address diabetic wounds and relieve your pain and other symptoms. Your provider customizes treatments to your needs and works closely with you to lower your risk for diabetes-related foot complications.
During a diabetic foot treatment, your provider at Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa takes time to carefully examine your feet and toes, checking for signs of infection.
If you have cuts or blisters, they can clean your wound with an antiseptic to prevent infection. To treat ulcers, the physicians may need to drain away fluids and remove infected or dead tissue.
To reduce your risk for complications, your provider may recommend oral antibiotics or apply a topical medication. They can also dress the wound with clean bandages and teach you how to change them as your wounds heal.
The goals of diabetic foot treatment are to protect the health of your feet and prevent the need for amputation of your feet and toes due to nerve damage.
To schedule an appointment for diabetic foot treatment, call Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa today or book an appointment online.