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Thursday, November 2, 2023

Put Your Feet in Our Hands

Posted By: Advancing Care

If you’re living with diabetes, foot care should be part of your daily routine. Diabetics are at a higher risk of developing foot problems and can suffer from poor circulation that can cause tingling, pain, weakness or lack of sensation in the foot. This makes it harder to heal injuries and makes you more prone to infections.

Practicing proper foot care is essential and reduces your risk of potential complications. A comprehensive annual foot exam is recommended for all patients with diabetes.

St. Anthony Community Hospital offers a Foot Wound Care Program to help prevent, diagnose and treat various foot conditions caused by diabetes, including foot ulcers; open sores and wounds; deformities and Charcot neuroarthropathy and osteomyelitis.

Person rubbing feet

The program also offers a full scope of surgical and nonsurgical services, such as glucose monitoring, imaging studies for peripheral arterial disease or poor circulation, hyperbaric therapy for chronic wounds as well as diabetes and nutritional education.

The Foot Wound Care Program is staffed with board-certified podiatrists, wound care nurses, nutritionists, a diabetes educator and other medical professionals who collaborate to diagnose foot ailments and create a customized treatment plan for each patient.

To schedule your annual foot exam, call 845.987.5067 or visit Foot Wound Care Program.