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Diabetic foot conditions are a common complication of diabetes and can lead to serious problems if left untreated. Some of the most common diabetic foot conditions include:

Neuropathy: This is a condition that occurs when the nerves in the feet are damaged, leading to numbness, tingling, and a loss of sensation.

 Foot ulcers: These are sores or wounds that can develop on the feet, often due to neuropathy or other underlying foot conditions.

Dry skin: Diabetes can cause dry, cracked skin on the feet, which can be painful and lead to other problems if left untreated.

Infections: People with diabetes are more prone to developing infections in their feet, especially if they have cuts, sores, or other wounds.

Bunions: These are bony bumps that can develop on the joint of the big toe, and they can be more common in people with diabetes.

 Deformities: People with diabetes may be more prone to developing foot deformities such as hammertoes or claw toes, which can cause pain and difficulty walking.

Calluses: These are areas of thick, hardened skin that can develop on the feet, often due to pressure or friction. Calluses can be more common in people with diabetes, and they can lead to other problems if left untreated.

 Athlete’s foot: This is a fungal infection that can affect the skin on the feet, and it can be more common in people with diabetes.

Gangrene: This is a serious condition that occurs when tissue in the foot dies due to a lack of blood flow. Gangrene can lead to amputation if it is not treated promptly.

 It’s important for people with diabetes to be vigilant about caring for their feet and seeking care and attention if they develop any foot problems. Early treatment can help prevent serious complications. At PPI, our podiatry team has extensive experience and unertaken advanced training to manage these conditions effectively.

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