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.
We live 7500 miles away overseas and it was easy for me to get an appointment, get my foot checked and get a prescription for a new AFO. I suffer from RSD and the staff treated me gently and so did Dr Green. I appreciate having been able to set everything up ahead of time […]
I am a first time patient. I was very pleased with Dr. Green. I am impressed with the speed of the X-Rays. I am excited to try the orthotics, because the little heel inserts help so much! I came in hurting and spent a good portion of the day feeling a lot better. Dr. Green […]
I have never experienced such a professional office. From phone call to office visit the entire staff works as a team and treats everyone like a friend. You can tell the entire staff enjoys each other and loves their job. Thanks for the exceptional experience……I’ve never been treated like family at a doctors office before.
I am extremely pleased with every experience I have ever had at this office. And I tell everyone I know that I have the best “foot doctor” in Kansas City. Last week, I was concerned about some bruising on my foot from an injury and I was due to run a half marathon at the end of […]
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 […]
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.
This office knows how to treat patients!! I have been so impressed from the very first phone call. Everyone has been so incredibly polite and pleasant. A rarity in today’s world. – CB
I was very impressed with the care my daughter received from Dr. Jameson. I was able to schedule a next-day appointment for a new patient. The doctor was efficient and knowledgeable, and her positivity was very comforting for my daughter (who was anxious and in pain). The office staff and x-ray tech were also great. […]
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