Nerve damage from diabetes is called diabetic neuropathy, and almost half of all people with diabetes have some form of nerve damage.
Peripheral neuropathy & Charcot foot
Peripheral neuropathy and Charcot Foot go hand in hand. Every patient who suffers from Charcot foot also has peripheral neuropathy, but not every peripheral neuropathy patient will develop Charcot foot. Peripheral neuropathy presents with complaints of numbness, pain or tingling in the feet and legs.
A large part of podiatry involves foot and ankle wound care and complicated limb salvage surgeries to save a person’s leg and quality of life. As specialists in every area below the knee, we can treat many types of wounds right here in our clinics. Foot, ankle and leg wound care involves a few different things includingcleaning wounds, applying wound care productsto promote and sometimes even performing surgery to heal a wound. The real challenge is treating the underlying cause of the wound. Often times there are several aspects to address when it comes to successful wound care.