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Where do diabetic foot infections usually occur on the foot?
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Newman
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Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Khurram Khan
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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Or whichever part gets injured from any cause, in a poorly diabetic person, who doesn't take care of his/her feet.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Anywhere!
Toes and weight bearing areas are the most common culprits, but anywhere there is trauma or pressure can become a problem for diabetics.

In brief: Anywhere!
Toes and weight bearing areas are the most common culprits, but anywhere there is trauma or pressure can become a problem for diabetics.
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Anywhere
Diabetic foot infections could occur anywhere on the foot.

In brief: Anywhere
Diabetic foot infections could occur anywhere on the foot.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Bottom of foot
It can occur anywhere that there is pressure.
..Toes and the bottom of the foot.

In brief: Bottom of foot
It can occur anywhere that there is pressure.
..Toes and the bottom of the foot.
Dr. Steven Frydman
Dr. Steven Frydman
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In brief: ANYWHERE
Above

In brief: ANYWHERE
Above
Dr. Darrell Latva
Dr. Darrell Latva
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
In brief: The forefoot
Namely, under metatarsal heads and on toes.
Often, an equinis deformity goes hand in hand with the ulcers under the met heads.

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