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Best Center for Diabetic Neuropathy Ocala FL

Diabetic neuropathy is a very common problem, and it can also be extremely serious. Without proper care and treatment, people suffering from diabetic foot pain and neuropathy will be much more susceptible to injuries and potentially serious infections. If not managed properly, the condition can also eventually lead to the foot or leg needing to be amputated. With this in mind, here is everything you need to know about diabetic neuropathy and what makes us the best choice for your treatment.

What Is Diabetic Neuropathy?

Neuropathy is a medical condition that causes a person to feel numbness, pain, tingling, or burning sensations in their hands, feet, or other parts of the body. Neuropathy typically can occur as a result of nerve damage brought on by some other health condition. However, diabetes is the number one cause, and people who have difficulties regulating their blood sugar are most susceptible. Nonetheless, it is estimated that as many as one-third to one-half of people with diabetes will eventually develop at least mild neuropathy.

In people with diabetes, the condition is brought on by nerve damage caused by a combination of high blood sugar and high levels of fat in the bloodstream. Patients with diabetes are usually most susceptible to peripheral neuropathy, which occurs in the body’s extremities. The condition most often affects the feet and legs, but some individuals may also experience the same sensations in their arms and hands.

Ocala Diabetic Neuropathy Treatment

The biggest issue with diabetic neuropathy is that it can make you unable to feel pain and injuries to your feet and legs. Since patients with neuropathy won’t be able to tell if their feet get injured, minor scrapes, wounds, and even toenail fungus can quickly become infected. Diabetic individuals with plantar fasciitis, bunions, and other common foot conditions are especially prone to complications that are the result of infection.

Infection is the primary reason why so many diabetics end up needing amputations as they are unaware that they have an infection until it is too late to save their foot or leg. If their wounds aren’t spotted and treated in time, gangrene can set in and cause the loss of the leg or potentially threaten the person’s life.

Diabetic foot care primarily involves monitoring your sensitivity to touch and regularly examining your feet and legs to make sure they are not injured or infected. If any injuries, infections, or other issues are present, the experts at Marion County Podiatry can recommend various treatment options to prevent the issue from spreading or getting worse. We can also monitor how much sensation you have in your feet to determine if your condition is worsening.

If you are experiencing any issues with your feet, it is essential that you have them checked out by a professional podiatrist. This is especially true if you have diabetes and frequently experience issues properly regulating your blood glucose level. Both Dr. Salvati and Dr. Gonzalez have years of experience helping people with diabetes overcome their foot and leg issues, and we would love to show you what makes us the best choice for diabetic foot care in Ocala. Contact us today to learn more about your treatment options or to schedule an appointment.

Carl M. Salvati, DPM
Carl M. Salvati, DPM completed a three year podiatric medical and surgical residency with reconstructive rearfoot and ankle training at Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation, FL. During his time in residency, Dr Salvati had extensive experience in trauma, arthroscopy, diabetic limb salvage, and elective lower extremity procedures. He has an undergraduate BS BA degree from the University of Florida where he graduated cum laude and was a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. He received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, Florida. Dr. Salvati participated in various charitable endeavors including the Yucatan Crippled Children’s Project in Mexico. He is board certified by the American board of Podiatric Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Podiatric Medicine. He is also board certified in the sub-specialty of Amputation Prevention and Wound Care by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. He has been Certified as a Wound Care Specialist Physician by the American Board of Wound Management. Dr Salvati is a dedicated and compassionate physician with extensive surgical and medical experience.

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