Foot Symptoms

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes is a chronic, debilitating and sometimes fatal disease which leads to high blood sugar levels that can damage the bodies organs, blood vessels, nerves, immune system and tissues, and cause multiple problems with the legs, ankles, feet and toes:

  • Skin breakdown
  • Tingling, burning sensation or numbness (diabetic peripheral neuropathy)
  • Sore development
  • Cuts, blisters, bruises & scrapes that are slow to heal
  • Frequent or recurring infections
  • Muscle weakness
  • Decreased ability to feel temperature changes or pain
  • Difficulty balancing or walking
  • Impairment of oil production & sweat secretion

These problems can lead to more serious issues like peripheral vascular disease, ischemia (artery blockage), gangrene, which may very well result in the amputation of the leg, foot or toes. At Active Foot Care Clinic and Orthotic Centre we offer diabetic foot care for the prevention of such problems for diabetic adults, children and seniors in Hamilton, Grimsby, Cayuga, Oakville, Paris, Flamborough, Burlington, Dundas, Woodstock, Port Dover, Caledonia, Cambridge, Simcoe, Milton, Brantford, Jarvis, Stoney Creek and Ancaster, Ontario. By regularly visiting our friendly and knowledgeable chiropodists / foot care specialists, you will be educated on how to:

  • Check your lower extremities daily for lesions & irritations
  • Prevent & treat poor blood circulation
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Abstain from such unhealthy lifestyle habits as smoking or alcohol consumption
  • Ensure that no extraneous trauma occurs to your lower extremities

If necessary, we will also ensure that you are fitted for appropriate custom orthotics, sports orthotics, pediatric orthotics, or high quality orthopedic shoes. Diabetes can be extremely dangerous for your feet, and prevention is the best defense against diabetic foot problems. Take precautions, eliminate pain and discomfort, and save your feet by following the diabetic foot care preventative measures outlined by your chiropodists / footcare specialists at Hamilton’s Active Foot Care Clinic and Orthotic Centre.

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