Diabetic Footcare

Diabetic Footcare services offered in Downtown Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, South Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Artesia, Fresno, San Leandro, Hawthorne, Bakersfield and Colton, CA

If you have diabetes, it’s crucial to establish diabetic foot care with a qualified podiatrist. Routine checkups can reduce your risk of complications and improve your quality of life. At KingsPoint Foot and Ankle Specialists, foot and ankle surgeon Benjamin Tehrani, DPM, DABPM, provides diabetic foot care to adults, including custom diabetic shoes, MLS laser therapy, and wound care. To make an appointment, call the office in Beverly Hills or Downtown Los Angeles, California, or book online today.

Diabetic Footcare Q&A

What is diabetic foot care?

Diabetic foot care is a podiatry subspecialty that diagnoses and treats diabetes-related foot and ankle issues. Diabetes causes higher-than-average blood sugar; without treatment, high blood sugar increases the risk of various health problems, including nerve damage, slow-healing wounds, and ingrown nails.

Diabetic foot care combines routine checkups, preventive screenings, and healthy lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of these and other problems. Dr. Tehrani has years of experience caring for diabetic wounds. In fact, he’s treated over 5,000 wounds in his career, many while serving at the Arizona Burn Center in Phoenix.

Who might benefit from diabetic foot care?

At KingsPoint Foot and Ankle Specialists, Dr. Tehrani uses diabetic foot care to help adults experiencing various health problems, including

  • Nerve damage (diabetic neuropathy)
  • Poor circulation
  • High blood sugar
  • Weight issues

You might also benefit from diabetic foot care if you have other health problems besides diabetes, like high blood pressure or high cholesterol.

When should I consider diabetic foot care?

Make a diabetic foot care appointment with Dr. Tehrani if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Skin discoloration
  • Ingrown nails
  • Loss of hair
  • Pain
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Toenail discoloration

Even if your feet and toes look healthy, if you have diabetes, check in with Dr. Tehrani at least once annually. Routine checkups and exams can alert you to potential problems when they’re easiest to treat.

What happens during a diabetic foot care visit?

At KingsPoint Foot and Ankle Specialists, diabetic foot care begins with reviewing your medical records and discussing your lifestyle, including how often you exercise, how long you’ve had diabetes, and if you smoke or drink alcohol.

Next, Dr. Tehrani performs a physical exam and orders lab tests, including blood work and urinalysis. He also touches your toes, feet, and legs with various tools to check for tingling, numbness, or sensitivity. After gathering the necessary information, Dr. Tehrani makes treatment recommendations.

What does diabetic foot care involve?

At KingsPoint Foot and Ankle Specialists, Dr. Tehrani tailors diabetic foot care to each patient’s needs. Depending on your age and health history, he might recommend:

  • Prescription diabetic shoes
  • Multi-wave locked system (MLS) laser therapy
  • Nail fungus therapies
  • Custom inserts
  • Special offloading pads to take pressure off sensitive spots
  • Nerve Assist, antioxidants that relieve neuropathy symptoms
  • Routine checkups

Dr. Tehrani also recommends healthy lifestyle changes to keep your blood sugar in check, including eating a balanced diet, staying hydrated, and exercising regularly.

To establish diabetic foot care at KingsPoint Foot and Ankle Specialists, call the nearest office or book online today.