The rise of diabetes has been in the news a lot of late. More than three million people in the UK are being treated for diabetes - an increase of nearly 60% in the past 10 years. Despite the effect the condition can have on your feet, podiatry for people with diabetes is one of the most overlooked aspects of diabetes management. Betafeet Podiatry, based in both Tring and Hemel Hempstead, offers a personal and sensitive service from qualified podiatrists to tackle issues such as diabetic foot pain and diabetic foot ulcers.
How can diabetes affect my feet?
Over time, high blood glucose levels can damage the nerve systems in your body, preventing important messages getting to and from your brain. As the nerves to your legs and feet are the longest ones, they are most likely to be affected. Nerve damage is also sometimes called neuropathy, and it can lead to the damage to sensory nerves, motor nerves and autonomic nerves. This nerve damage can allow injuries or conditions such as diabetic foot ulcers to remain unnoticed.
Diabetic foot assessments explained
Betafeet Podiatry is based in Tring and Hemel Hempstead and dedicated to providing expert chiropody services throughout Hertfordshire areas such as
Kings Langley, Aylesbury, Berkhamsted and Chesham. We offer a discreet, sympathetic diabetic foot care service, which will include performing checks on your feet. These may include -
Caring for your foot arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis can cause painful swelling and inflammation on your joints, especially the smaller joints at your hands and feet. If you are suffering from toe arthritis or ankle arthritis, our qualified podiatrists at Betafeet Podiatry can provide treatments that will alleviate your symptoms. Serving Hertfordshire areas such as Kings Langley, Aylesbury, Berkhamsted and Chesham from our clinics in Tring and Hemel Hempstead, we offer a service that is both personal and professional.
UNDERSTANDING RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
The specific cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown but there are a few different ideas. Some people may be genetically more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis but it usually takes a chemical or environmental trigger to activate the disease. Rheumatoid arthritis causes your body's immune system to turn against itself, and therefore instead of protecting the joints, the body produces substances that attack and inflame them. This can particularly affect the feet, especially with ankle arthritis or toe arthritis.
FOOT ARTHRITIS SYMPTOMS TO WATCH OUT FOR
Our professionals are able to offer expert advice and recommendations on which treatments will best alleviate your personal foot arthritis symptoms, which may include: