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Please help! what happens in a diabetic foot exam?

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Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
A few things: In a diabetic foot examination, the nerves/sensation, foot pulses, and foot structure is evaluated to assess the potential for complications. Depending on your diabetic status, this is performed at the least annually, but might be recommended more often if poor circulation, neuropathy, or a history of prior sores or amputation exists. The goals of the diabetic foot exam is to prevent problems.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Foot Examination: The feet are carefully inspected for any signs of current or potential problems. During a foot exam four general categories or areas are evaluated by the examiner (neurologic, orthopedic, dermatologic, and vascular).

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Please answer! what medications would help with diabetic foot pain?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Identify the cause: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what happens in a diabetic foot exam?

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Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 21 years experience
Miracles: Well, maybe not visible ones. The doctor will examine your skin for any cuts, nail problems or growths, evaluate your circulation, test your sensation and muscle strength. He or she will also educate you on proper foot care, the importance of daily foot inspections and well fitting shoes. If you are diabetic and have not been to a podiatrist you should go as soon as you can.

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