Diabetic Problems

Diabetes complications are serious. It is common to get sores on your feet if you have diabetes. When a sore becomes an open wound that doesn't heal, oozes pus, or feels warm to the touch, you may have a diabetes-related infection or ulcer. You should seek treatment right away in order to prevent the problem from getting worse. Diabetic patients also prone to developing peripheral neuropathy. Symptoms include numbness or sensitivity to touch, tingling, cramping, pain, and loss of reflexes. Because peripheral neuropathy is felt in the legs and feet first, see your podiatrist as soon as you notice these symptoms. 

Severe pain can indicate that you have broken some part of your foot, injured your Achilles tendon, or torn a ligament. Surgery is likely necessary in these cases and you need to see your podiatrist as soon as possible for a proper diagnosis and appropriate medical response. 

  • Persistent pain and other symptoms that haven't resolved within a few days of home treatment require an immediate visit to your podiatrist. If you notice aching or minor pain that doesn't go away after five days, you could be experiencing a fractured or broken ankle, foot, or toe. You may need an x-ray, splint, or even surgery to fix the problem.

Conditions treated at our podiatric surgery include:


• Hallux Valgus (Bunions)


• Hallux Rigidus (Stiff Big Toe Joints)


• Digital Deformities (e.g. hammer, retracted toes)


• Soft Tissue Lesions (e.g. Neuroma, Lipoma, Ganglion)


• Exostoses (boney growths)


• Joint Replacement Surgery


• Reconstructure Surgery

Diabetes complications are serious. It is common to get sores on your feet if you have diabetes. When a sore becomes an open wound that doesn't heal, oozes pus, or feels warm to the touch, you may have a diabetes-related infection or ulcer. You should seek treatment right away in order to prevent the problem from getting worse. Diabetic patients also prone to developing peripheral neuropathy. Symptoms include numbness or sensitivity to touch, tingling, cramping, pain, and loss of reflexes. Because peripheral neuropathy is felt in the legs and feet first, see your podiatrist as soon as you notice these symptoms.