Diabetes affects the nerve and blood supply to the feet, which increases the risk of ulcers & infections. It is important to see a podiatrist at least once a year for a detailed foot check to help prevent these complications occurring.
At Foot Faults our team of highly trained podiatrists provide a detailed diabetic assessment and will give you advice that helps you improve and maintain the health of your feet. Your Podiatrist will also advise on the best ways to check and care for your feet on a daily basis at home.
How do Foot Faults Podiatrists assess diabetic patients?
Gait analysis helps to identify any abnormalities in an individual’s walking and running style. If you attend one of our Foot Faults Podiatry clinics, we will observe you walking to assist our diagnosis. Based on this analysis our podiatrists may prescribe appropriate footwear and exercises, to help resolve any identified problems quickly and affordably.
Gait analysis is used to:
- Identify the source of foot, ankle, knee or hip pain.
- Help prevent foot related complications of diabetes
- Diagnose diabetic foot conditions
- Prevention and management of ulcers
- Footwear prescriptions and advice
- Compression wear
- Monitoring of circulation, sensation
Foot Pressure analysis
Foot Pressure Analysis uses state of the art 3D foot scanning technology to identify high pressure areas in your feet. This then enables your podiatrist to design custom insoles to disperse pressure evenly across the foot, reducing the risk of pressure points and ulceration.