Acclaim Foot and Ankle Center
David F. Corcoran, DPM
Podiatrist located in Phoenix, AZ & Scottsdale, AZ
Numbness, pain, and tingling in the feet are all signs of diabetic foot problems. To make sure you maintain healthy feet, visit Dr. David F. Corcoran, DPM, at Acclaim Foot & Ankle Center. With a trusted practice in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, Dr. Corcoran helps patients with diabetes resolve problems like corns, calluses, fungal infections, and more. For a personalized consultation, call the office or book online to get started.
Diabetic Foot Care Q & A
Why does diabetes affect the feet?
Diabetes is a condition that affects circulation and nerve function. It can especially impact these processes when it comes to the health of the feet. When this happens, it’s common for diabetics to develop problems with infection, sores, and other conditions that they would normally be able to fight off with a healthy body.
Additionally, many people may not even know they are diabetic, so foot-related problems may go untreated for long periods of time, getting worse with age. The longer diabetes-related foot problems aren’t addressed, the more complications you can expect to have.
What problems can diabetic foot care address?
Dr. Corcoran sees many patients who have diabetes-related foot problems. Some of the most common issues he can treat are:
- Corns and calluses
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Fungal infections
- Swelling and inflammation
- Slow-healing sores or wounds
No matter what symptoms you’re experiencing, Dr. Corcoran can help you find relief and maintain your foot health for life.
What methods are used in diabetic foot care?
The biggest factor in keeping feet healthy if you have diabetes is maintaining your blood sugar. Dr. Corcoran can discuss any challenges you have in that department and work with you to suggest changes.
In terms of foot care and treatment, he may recommend a number of methods for healing, depending on your symptoms. This may include orthotics, medicated creams or ointments, footwear changes, or, in some cases, surgery.
Your treatment plan is customized to meet your needs and deliver you the best results in the least amount of time.
What results can I expect with diabetic foot care treatment?
Patients can experience incredible results when they address diabetic foot problems with a qualified podiatrist like Dr. Corcoran. It’s important to remember that blood sugar management, good hygiene, and healthy living habits are all important when it comes to preventing problems. If you have questions about how to manage your diabetes, Dr. Corcoran can work with you or refer you to a specialist to make sure you get the best results.
To book a consultation, call the office today or schedule an appointment with the one-click, online system.