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Where do diabetic foot infections usually occur on the foot?

13 doctors weighed in across 8 answers
Dr. Scott Bolhack answered

Specializes in Wound care

Diabetic ulcers: Wherever there is a bony prominence such as the metatarsal heads ball of the foot), the heels, the medial edge of a bunion, or the top of the knuckle of a hammer toe. Some diabetics, due to their neuropathic disease, also develop what is known as a charcot foot or deformity. The mid-foot collapses and bones can then present as additional pressure points in which ulcers develop.

Answered 10/4/2016

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Dr. Steven Frydman answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Bottom of foot: It can occur anywhere that there is pressure...Toes and the bottom of the foot.

Answered 7/20/2012

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Dr. Khurram Khan answered

Specializes in Wound care

Multiple factors: Most diabetic foot ulcers occur at the toes, under the foot at the level of the knuckles, the sides of the foot (specifically the big toe and pinky toe) as well as heel. If left untreated these ulcers can become infected.

Answered 3/12/2016

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass answered

Specializes in Podiatry

The forefoot: Namely, under metatarsal heads and on toes. Often, an equinis deformity goes hand in hand with the ulcers under the met heads.

Answered 3/16/2013

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Dr. Payam Rafat answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Anywhere: Diabetic foot infections could occur anywhere on the foot.

Answered 4/14/2013

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Dr. Libby Putnam answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Anywhere!: Toes and weight bearing areas are the most common culprits, but anywhere there is trauma or pressure can become a problem for diabetics.

Answered 6/26/2013

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Dr. Joseph Newman answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Anywhere: Ingrown toenails, blisters, calluses and corns, cracked/dry skin, trauma and ill fitting shoes can take their toll on the diabetic foot, especially in those with neuropathy. Have your feet checked by a podiatrist, and take good care of your diabetes.

Answered 8/17/2013

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman answered

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Can occur: Anywhere on the foot. If patient has loss of protective sensation they need to inspect bottoms of feet and between toes daily. Any signs don't delay treatment.

Answered 10/4/2016

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