Diabetes is a very complicated disease that affects all the systems in your body, including the ability to heal wounds. Higher than normal levels of sugar in your blood can reduce your body’s ability to heal wounds. It’s also harder to fight an infection in the presence of diabetes, which can certainly complicate wound healing. Very often, a wound the bottom of your foot is the result of excessive pressure beneath a bony prominence. Unless you reduce or remove that excessive pressure, the wound may have difficulty healing, even if your blood glucose is well controlled. Of course, in the presence of neuropathy, or abnormal nerve function, a common side effect of elevated blood glucose, you may not know that you’ve got a wound on the bottom of your foot, so you don’t have it treated. Daily foot inspections and regular visits to your podiatrist can help prevent wounds from developing. But once you have a wound, make sure your glucose is well controlled and you have a podiatrist help you get that wound healed before further complications arise.
I’ve had two toenails removed there and have received excellent care both times. It’s embarrassing to me that my toenails got in that condition although the only thing I can think that I could have done differently in the past is to not have worn some of the types of shoes that I wore when […]
Bedside manner is very important to me and everyone here have met my standards. Very friendly and caring. Dr. Bartley treated me like I was the only thing that mattered. Not in a hurry to get to the next patient like so many others I have encountered! Thank you to the entire staff! – DO
As a new patient, I was pleasantly surprised at how friendly the front desk person was and this made the whole experience start off great! I really enjoyed all the staff including Dr. C. and felt like they really care for their patients. As I was waiting, a much older man came in to meet […]
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Dr. Bartley was wonderful, very thorough, I would highly recommend him! – PE
After 10 months of conventional treatment for plantar fasciitis – with no positive results – I drove 3 1/2 hours to Kansas City to visit the Heel Pain Center. On my first appointment, Dr. Green and I discussed how to get me back to my once-active lifestyle. He quickly arranged for ESWT, and after just […]
Friendly staff! Doctor Miller explained everything clearly and the procedure was very smooth and fast. I’ve already recommended him to a friend who had been looking for a podiatrist. I had requested an appointment online and was able to have a procedure done later that day, which has never happened to me before at any […]
Outstanding ‘customer service’ from the moment I enter the office to the completion of the visit. P. S.
My doctor (Dr. Arthur Wientzen) referred me to Dr. Mark Green. I was very pleased with my visit, and was treated successfully. If I have any other related problems in the future, I will come back to Dr. Green.
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