Diabetic Complications

Foot and Ankle – Diabetic Complications

Often people who suffer from diabetes experience a loss of sensation and feeling in their limbs. This lack of feeling can become a serious problem if pressure builds up, and wounds or ulcers develop and go undetected because the patient does not notice any pain. At times, patients require a limb amputation if these sores have become infected or pressure is restricting blood flow.

Symptoms

  • Lack of feeling in the foot
  • Sores develop
  • Pressure and swelling

Treatment

  • Computerized gait and pressure analysis
  • Surgery