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Fort Worth Podiatrist | Fort Worth Diabetic Foot Care | TX | Peter E. Cornell, DPM & Cynthia M. Kurtz, DPM |

Peter E. Cornell, DPM
Cynthia M. Kurtz, DPM

8751 Camp Bowie West | Suite 123 | Fort Worth TX 76116

817-244-7121

1311 E. Franklin St. | Hillsboro TX 76645
254-582-7433

Diabetic Foot Care

 

Diabetes is a condition in which excessively high glucose levels in the blood can jeopardize the health of the liver, eyes, kidneys and blood vessels. One of the potential effects of diabetes is a weakened immune system rendering the body unable to effectively fight off infections. Additionally, the disease often leads to serious problems with the feet.

One common way that diabetics encounter foot problems is due to a damaged nervous system. Weakened nervous systems are not able to effectively convey messages from the feet, leading to an inability for the patient to feel the feet. This also impairs normal sweat secretion and oil production in the feet, leading to abnormal pressure on the feet during walking and skin problems that often result in sores.

Due to the suppression of the immune response in diabetics, the body is often unable to heal these wounds. If left untreated bacterial infections can lead to gangrene, which may require amputation to ensure that the infection does not spread to other parts of the body.

If you suffer from diabetes, it is crucial that you ensure foot health by working with your doctor to reduce the likelihood of infection and quickly treat any infection that arises. Contact us today to learn how we can help you protect your feet for a lifetime.

 
 
 
Fort Worth Podiatrist Peter E. Cornell, DPM & Cynthia M. Kurtz, DPM is a certified Podiatrist specializing in Diabetic Foot Care, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Fort Worth, TX. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sprains/Strains, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities in the 76116 area and surrounding areas in Fort Worth