Diabetic Foot Screening
Diabetes affects the foot in many ways. Over time blood supply can diminish and sensitivity in the foot is impaired as nerves begin to reduce in numbers. This can lead to an increased risk of infection and reduced immunity.
We use the latest technology and diagnostic tools to assess your overall foot health, and can refer you to a GP or specialist if necessary.
Here’s what you can expect during a diabetic foot screening appointment:
- Neuropathy testing –a series of detecting instruments are used on your toes and the balls of your feet to check for levels of sensitivity. We will also test your reflexes and check whether you feel the difference between hot and cold.
- Circulation testing – Vmonitoring the pulses in your feet and legs to listen to the sound of the blood moving in the arteries of your legs and feet. You may also have the blood pressure of your legs taken.
- Foot inspection – your feet will be checked for any corns, calluses and nail problems and advice given on the most appropriate treatments available to you.
Doctors recommend this health screening is done every 6 months for those with or at high risk of diabetes so get in touch today to book your appointment.