Diabetic foot care
the way diabetic feet should be taken care of
DIABETIC FOOT CARE
Frequently Asked Questions
When you think of diabetes, you probably think about avoiding sugar and taking blood tests.
However, if you’ve been diagnosed with Diabetes, you should also be thinking about your feet and ankles.
diabetic foot care
Diabetes affects every area of your health, requiring constant monitoring. In fact, good diabetic foot care can be crucial for preventing severe, painful complications that could deteriorate into life-threatening infections or limb amputations.
Once our highly skilled team at Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic diagnoses you with a foot ulcer, treatment needs to start right away!
The doctor may suggest treating your ulcer by:
- Resting your feet
- Wearing orthotic shoes or braces
- Removing dead skin at the clinic
- Taking an X-ray to check for bone infections or send some samples of your skin cells to the lab.
- Using an antibiotics (the lab determines if an antibiotic will help fight your infection.)
- If traditional treatments are ineffective, our doctors give great respects to their continued education.
TREATMENTS & SURGERIES
Dr. Silvester and Dr. Larsen specialize in many advanced minimally and non-invasive treatments, and if necessary, advanced minimally invasive and traditional surgical techniques with patient proven success stories.
Some of those are used to treat diabetic foot care conditions, such as:
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EpiFix is a dehydrated amnion/chorion membrane allograft (skin substitute product) that contains growth factors essential for wound healing. EpiFix when applied to an open wound will help your own cells regenerate the damaged tissue, reduce scar tissue formation, and control inflammation.
Proven Clinic Healing!
EpiFix Treatments demonstrates clinical superiority in the management of diabetic foot ulcers in multiple prospective, randomized comparative studies.
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The way Diabetic Foot Ulcer's should be treated!
Dr. Silvester talks about what Diabetics need to know about foot health.
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“I am a 58-year old male who discovered he had diabetes. Over the last 3 to 4 years I have had problems with infections and ulcers, especially on my left foot. The loss of feeling, particularly in the left foot made it impossible for me to feel when something was wrong.
In August, 2005 Dr. Darren J. Silvester talked to me about a procedure to improve the situation. Dr. Silvester has treated me for the last few years and I value his advice. He performed a test to see if the procedure would help and soon after he performed the surgery.
I went into this with a lot of hope and two weeks later the results exceeded my wildest dreams. During the first examination he touched the bottom of my foot and it tickled! I haven’t had that much feeling in a very long time.
I would like to thank Dr. Silvester and his wonderful staff, I cannot say enough about their caring and concerned approach to my health and wellbeing. Dr. Silvester has my full approval to show or use this letter in any manner he thinks will help others, and I can be reached…if anyone wishes to contact me.”
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