At Premier Foot & Ankle, Drs. Laura Guerin and Timothy Stringer are the specialists who can diagnose and treat your injury. Using the latest in podiatric technological advances, this team of highly skilled doctors provides comprehensive care in a warm, welcoming environment. Drs. Stringer and Guerin are dedicated to providing outstanding podiatric care and surgical services to patients of all ages in the Wyomissing area and its surrounding communities. Our Pennsylvania practice specializes in medical and surgical treatment of many diseases and disorders of the foot and ankle. We provide a full range of clinical podiatry care, including the treatment of foot and ankle conditions such as ingrown toenails and heel pain as well as comprehensive diabetic foot care in Wyomissing. We also carry a large inventory of diabetic shoes to choose from. Our mission is to provide our patients with outstanding full service foot care in a comfortable and relaxing environment. Our doctors strongly believe in educating their patients about all possible treatment options.
Diabetes is an insidious disease that can affect many different parts of the body if it is not controlled. Foot care complications are very common for diabetic patients and we emphasize the control of blood sugar to avoid these problems. Should diabetic foot problems occur, it is imperative that they be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. Diabetic foot care in Wyomissing includes educating each patient about what they can do to prevent foot problems. The most obvious place to start is to control your disease. Work with your health care team to keep your blood glucose in your target range.
Check your feet daily looking at your bare feet for red spots, cuts, swelling, and blisters. If you cannot see the bottoms of your feet, use a mirror or ask someone for help. Stay active and exercise. Discuss with your doctor the benefits of wearing special shoes.
Wash your feet daily and dry them thoroughly. Remember to keep your skin soft by rubbing moisturizing lotion over the tops and bottoms of your feet, but not between your toes. Keep your toenails trimmed and filed. Wearing shoes and socks at all times can protect your feet. Protect your feet from hot and cold. Wear shoes at the beach or on hot pavement. Don’t put your feet into hot water. Test water before putting your feet in it just as you would before bathing a baby. Never use hot water bottles, heating pads, or electric blankets. You can burn your feet without realizing it. Remember to keep the blood flowing to your feet and don’t cross your legs. Smoking is also taboo. For other suggestions about diabetic foot care in Wyomissing, or for general podiatric foot care, call Premier Foot & Ankle today.