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Reducing the Risk of Amputation

The thought of amputation can be frightening, but there are steps you can take to reduce the risk.

Proper foot care practices, including daily inspection, moisturizing, and wearing appropriate footwear, are essential for preventing complications. Regular visits to healthcare providers, including podiatrists, for foot exams and education on diabetic foot care can provide invaluable guidance and support.

  • Regular exercise and a balanced diet can help maintain overall health and reduce the risk of complications.

  • Promptly treating any foot injuries or wounds can prevent them from becoming more severe.

  • Seeking medical attention for any changes in foot sensation or the development of foot wounds is crucial.

In the podiatry office, our team can provide thorough foot exams to assess circulation, sensation, and overall foot health. We offer personalized education on foot care techniques and can recommend treatments to address any underlying issues or symptoms. By working together, we can help you take proactive steps to reduce the risk of amputation and maintain your quality of life.

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