Dr. Roith and Dr. Russell specialize in all aspects of diabetic foot care, including routine preventive exams and services such as:
Diabetic Wound Care
Treating a wound or ulcer is essential to prevent infection. Your treatment may include any of the following:
- Debridement: removes dead tissues and cleans the ulcer
- Medication and dressings: protects the ulcer from shoe pressure and promotes healing
- Off-loading: removes pressure on the foot ulcer with special footwear, braces, or crutches
- Foot-deformity treatment: takes care of bunions, hammertoes, calluses, and other conditions that increase your risk of an ulcer
- Blood-sugar management: lifestyle changes, medication, and diabetes education to keep blood sugar levels normal
Poorly-fitting shoes are one of the biggest causes of diabetic foot complications as they rub your skin or put pressure on one area of your foot.
Red spots, sores, blisters, corns, and calluses are signs you may need prescription shoes that relieve areas of pressure, stabilize your feet, and prevent skin damage.
The team at Kansas City Institute of Podiatry provides the full range of care, including custom-made shoes, orthotics for pressure relief and shock absorption, and external shoe modifications to add shock-absorbing or stabilizing materials.
To receive gentle, expert diabetic wound care, call Kansas City Institute of Podiatry or book an appointment online.