Diabetic Foot Care - Podiatrist in Matteson, Frankfort, IL - Terri Foster, DPM
Diabetic Foot Care – Podiatrist in Matteson, Frankfort, IL – Terri Foster, DPM
Podiatrist Dr. Terri Foster of The Foot and Ankle Wellness Center discusses why diabetics must come in for a comprehensive foot exam to avoid the complications of diabetes.
Your feet take a tremendous beating everyday. They hit the ground up to 7,000 times a day bearing one and a half to five times your bodyweight. Although the foot is wondrous in design and function, the foot can be struck by various ailments and deformities. This is because some may be life-threatening. Podiatrists are often the first healthcare professional to diagnose these disorders. Many serious illnesses such as diabetes, poor circulation and arthritic problems are first detected in the foot.
How we treat our patients:
We take a three step approach to treatment 1) Evaluate and attempt to provide immediate relief (based on diagnosis and treatment options), 2) Educate patient on cause of problem and ways to prevent reoccurrence, and finally 3) Provide surgical intervention when necessary.
There is always a personal touch to our service. We listen. Our staff deals with patients directly — an answering service is never used. The doctor is also available and easily accessible to answer patient questions and concerns. Home visits are taken by appointment and she also occasionally addresses foot concerns on our Blog.
For your convenience, we offer in-office services including standard and fluorescent X-rays, circulation testing and treatment, physical therapy (ultra sound, microvas and paraffin), custom molded orthotics, diabetic shoes and in-office surgery.
Schedule an Appointment: 708) 481-FEET (3338)
Visit our website: http://footanklewellness.com