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While there are several different types of neuropathy that may occur in diabetics, the most common one affects the feet first. Usually, you will have begun to notice sensory changes, such as numbness or tingling in your fingers or toes.
Over a long period of time these sensory disturbances may cause such a loss of sensation that you will not feel how tight your shoes are, or know whether the bath water is hot or cold.
Because of the lack of sensation, you may not notice injuries or wounds to the feet. Infection can occur if these injuries go unnoticed and thus untreated. It’s important to allow an expert podiatric physician to diagnose your peripheral neuropathy so that you can take proper care of your feet and avoid serious consequences.
The talented doctors at Ankle & Foot Care Centers can provide diagnosis and treatment for neuropathy and other foot and ankle conditions. To schedule an appointment, please contact us today.