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What does a diabetic foot look like?

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Dr. Neil Hecht
Podiatry 45 years experience
Diabetic foot: A person with diabetes may have normal looking feet. Diabetes can cause both neurologic and vascular problems yielding numb or painful feet, and/or poor circulation with red, pale, or bluish skin colors, or even gangrene. There is no one "diabetic foot" appearance. Your podiatrist should be consulted to evaluate your feet periodically if you are diabetic.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Normal or abnormal: A diabetic foot may loot completely normal, or it may have skin color changes due to poor circulation. Diabetics also may commonly have an increased risk of developing digital contractures. The presence of neuropathy is also a main contributor to the development of ulceration.
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What does diabetic foot pain feel like?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Varies: Can be burning, tingling, numb, feeling like ants crawling on you, any altered sensation really.
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