Podiatrist in San Leandro, CA
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Foot DiseaseStudies that were conducted by several groups have led to research and development for new techniques in diabetic foot ulcer treatment. For example, oxygen therapy is founded on the idea that oxygen can help enhance cell division and fibrous tissue. Negative-pressure wound therapy, on the other hand, removes liquid and necrotic tissue through a vacuum. Vascular and microsurgery tend to be viable options in cases might result in amputation. Stem cell therapy is still in its infancy stage but shows promise. The three major components when it comes to wound therapy are oxygen, antibiotics and moisture. Ulcers are caused from breaches in the skin that do not heal; these breaches are usually caused by injuries, sensory loss, poor circulation and/or skin infections.

Your feet are an important part of your body. If you believe you are suffering from a systemic disease, you should seek out the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein can diagnose your condition as well as provide you with treatment options that work for you.  

Systemic Diseases of the Foot

Systemic diseases affect the whole body, and symptoms usually are displayed in the feet. This condition can make a patient’s ability to walk unbearable. Systemic diseases include: gout, diabetes mellitus, neurological disorders, and arthritis.

Gout – is caused by an excess of uric acid in the body. Some common symptoms include pain, inflammation, and redness at the metatarsal/phalangeal joint of the base big toe. Gout can be treated by NSAIDs, which relieves pain and inflammation and other drugs which lowers the acid levels in the body.

Diabetes mellitus- is an increase in the level of blood sugar in which the body cannot counteract with the insulin in the body. When the body doesn’t produce enough insulin this is a factor in Diabetes.

Diabetes of the Feet

● Diabetic Neuropathy – may lead to damaged nerves and affect the feet through numbness and loss of sensation.

● Peripheral Vascular Disease- can restrict the blood flow to the feet, and often times lead to amputation of the feet. 

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices which are located in San Leandro, Pleasanton and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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