At the clinic we do regular diabetes and vascular foot assessments on at risk feet.
Poor circulation from diseases like diabetes can have a big impact on foot health over time.
Good management and patient education is important which is why we do regular screening tests to rate vascular efficiency and assess peripheral nerve function at the foot and lower leg.
Early detection of peripheral arterial disease results in earlier awareness and treatment.
From these tests the podiatrist can determines if further vascular tests and a referral to vascular specialists are required.
Peripheral Neuropathy –tingling, numbness or burning in the feet can be distressing symptoms that may affect your balance and make the foot insensitive to foot trauma is also assessed.