If you've had a diabetic foot ulcer before, you know how tough they are to treat. After weeks of wearing a shoe insert, applying antibiotic cream, and checking in with your doctor, the ulcer finally heals and you can breathe a sigh of relief. But along with that sigh of relief, you should also be making some plans to prevent future diabetic foot ulcers from forming so you don't have to go through this again.
When you have an ingrown toenail, it can be tempting to take care of the problem on your own. Armed with a set of tweezers and some nail clippers, you might be ready to get in there and take care of business. Unfortunately, a few missteps could lead to a serious infection. I have made this mistake myself, and it almost cost me my toe. I hope that as you evaluate your own foot problems that you will remember how valuable a podiatrist can be. Your foot doctor can inspect your problem and recommend the proper course of action. Read through my website to learn more.