Diabetes FAQ

Why is it important to check your feet with diabetes?

Diabetes has a profound effect on the lower limbs, dramatically increasing your risk for infections, nerve pain, and complications like ulcers. That is why it is incredibly important to check your feet every single day for abnormal changes. The problem is that diabetes damages both your nerves and your blood vessels. Damaged nerves aren’t able to feel as well or as accurately as healthy ones, so you may not notice small injuries to your lower limbs. Damaged blood vessels decrease your circulation and impair your immune system. This means even small injuries can deteriorate into ulcers or get infected very quickly, but your body can’t heal any problems efficiently.Taking care of your feet is essential with diabetes

This creates a perfect storm of complications for your feet. Because of how quickly the damage can take effect, inspecting your feet for small changes every day really is the best way of preventing diabetic ulcers and other problems. If you’re new to diabetes, or just haven’t been investing in your diabetic feet, let us know at A Step Up Podiatry in Manalapan, NJ. We’ll help your feet get on track. Use our website or call (732) 446-7136 to reach us.

How do I get rid of gout?

When you suffer from this arthritic condition, it can be comforting to know that gout treatment can help, including measures you can take at home.

If we have already diagnosed the condition, we may have prescribed medication. As soon as you start to experience the symptoms of a flare-up, take the medication for relief. Naproxen, ibuprofen, celecoxib, indomethacin, and meloxicam are specific nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that can provide relief. Additionally, we may prescribe a different type of medication that can prevent gout flare-ups. You will also benefit from a diet comprised of gout-safe foods and limiting food and drinks that lead to increased production of uric acid.

These guidelines can help in treating and preventing gout, but make sure you come in and see the specialists at A Step Up Podiatry, LLC for an accurate diagnosis and customized treatment plan. We will take the time to make sure you have the right information to accurately address the condition and know which foods are the best ones for you.

Contact our Manalapan, NJ podiatrist office online today or give us a call at (732) 446-7136 to schedule your appointment with us.