Podiatrist in San Leandro, CA
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1300 Bancroft Ave
San Leandro, CA 94577
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Abnormal Wounds on your Feet should be Inspected by Dr. Stein.San Leandro, CA, is ready to celebrate this year’s Cherry Festival. If you plan to spend Saturday, May 31, enjoying the parade, food, and of course, the cherries, then today is the perfect day to make sure your feet are festival-ready. People with diabetes have an even greater need to monitor their feet closely, and daily diabetic foot checks are vital to maintaining foot health.

If you think checking your feet daily seems extreme, remember the nature of diabetes. The disease can lead to loss of feeling in the feet, which means that a cut or simple blister can go undetected. Once a break in the skin occurs, there is an open door for infection.

Reduced blood flow that hinders healing is another result of diabetes. It takes very little time, even less than 24 hours, for an infection to develop and begin to spread. Without the typical pain signals being sent, you may not even realize that there is a problem.

How can you keep your feet healthy and ready for the next community event?

  • Always wear shoes and choose footwear that fits well
  • Keep your feet dry and clean (including your toes)
  • Moisturize to keep skin from cracking (avoid the area between the toes)
  • Check your feet every day, and look for changes in coloration.
  • Grab a mirror to see the soles of your feet or ask a family member for help.
  • Call the office if an area of your foot feels unusually warm or cold, looks swollen, or if you find
  • a break in the skin (abrasions, corns, blisters, etc.).

Many people who have diabetes feel alone in the fight for healthy feet. At the Foot Doctor of the East Bay, you’ll find a team of experts ready to help you through every step of this journey. Seeing Dr. Michael Stein or Dr. Zeindelin Ahmad regularly for exams will give you peace of mind and the excellent podiatric care that you deserve. Call one of three locations for your convenience, or schedule online.

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