Expert Diabetic Assessments at Stride Podiatry

Diabetes can have profound effects on foot health, making regular assessments essential for individuals living with this condition. At Stride, our dedicated team of podiatrists specializes in comprehensive diabetic foot assessments, providing proactive care to prevent complications and maintain optimal foot health.

Understanding Diabetic Foot Concerns:

Diabetes can lead to various foot-related complications, including neuropathy (nerve damage), peripheral arterial disease (poor circulation), foot ulcers, and Charcot foot (a condition causing weakening of the bones in the foot). Regular diabetic foot assessments are crucial for early detection and intervention to prevent serious complications.

Our Diabetic Foot Assessment Process:

At Stride, we employ a thorough and personalized approach to diabetic foot assessments, tailored to each patient's unique needs and risk factors. Our assessment typically includes:

  1. Neurological Evaluation: We assess sensation, reflexes, and proprioception (awareness of body position) to identify signs of diabetic neuropathy, which can lead to numbness, tingling, and loss of protective sensation.
  2. Vascular Assessment: We evaluate blood flow to the feet and lower extremities to detect signs of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and assess wound healing capacity.
  3. Skin and Nail Inspection: We examine the skin and nails for signs of dryness, cracks, calluses, corns, blisters, infections, and other abnormalities that may predispose to ulcer formation.
  4. Foot Structure and Biomechanical Assessment: We assess foot structure, alignment, and gait patterns to identify risk factors for pressure points, deformities, and mechanical stress that may contribute to foot ulcers.
  5. Footwear Evaluation: We review footwear choices and provide recommendations for supportive, properly fitting shoes to reduce the risk of skin breakdown and injury.
  6. Education and Risk Reduction Strategies: We educate patients on proper foot care practices, including daily inspection, moisturization, nail trimming techniques, and the importance of regular podiatric care.

Empowering Diabetic Patients with Preventative Care:

At Stride, we prioritize patient education, empowerment, and proactive intervention to minimize the risk of diabetic foot complications. By undergoing regular diabetic foot assessments and adopting preventive measures, individuals can maintain optimal foot health and reduce the risk of serious complications such as foot ulcers and amputations.

Schedule Your Diabetic Foot Assessment at Stride:

If you're living with diabetes, proactive foot care is essential for your overall health and well-being. Schedule a diabetic foot assessment with our expert podiatrists at Stride Podiatry today and take proactive steps toward maintaining healthy, happy feet for years to come. Your feet deserve the best care, and at Stride, we're here to help you every step of the way.

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