Diabetic Foot Care Specialist

Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia - West Cobb -  - Podiatric Surgeon and Foot & Ankle Specialist

Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia - West Cobb

Podiatric Surgeons and Foot & Ankle Specialists located in Kennesaw, Marietta, Hiram, and Acworth, GA

At Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia - West Cobb, diabetic foot care means far more than just occasional checkups. Skillful podiatrists Ryan Goldfine, DPM, Shaynah Goldfine, DPM, and their team have an extensive background in all aspects of diabetic feet, including preventive care, diabetic wound care, infection treatment, neuropathy treatment, custom footwear, and accommodative shoe inserts. The team works with you and your other medical care providers closely to ensure your good health. Call the Marietta, Georgia, office or book an appointment with the online scheduler now.

Diabetic Foot Care Q&A

 

What is diabetic foot care?

Diabetic foot care is an umbrella term for any foot or ankle treatment in diabetic patients. At Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia - West Cobb, the highly experienced podiatry specialists offer all-encompassing care for diabetic patients. 

Your podiatric care providers are your one-stop specialists for any and all concerns or needs involving your feet and ankles. This comprehensive care includes:

  • Routine care, including preventive care and education
  • Diabetic wound care
  • Diabetic limb salvage
  • Foot and ankle surgery 
  • Diabetic shoe and accommodative insert prescriptions 
  • Neuropathy treatment
  • Foot infection treatment, including both tissue and bone infections
  • Trimming nails, corns, and calluses if needed
  • Treating ingrown toenails and other foot problems

With the team’s extensive background in all aspects of diabetic foot care, from routine foot checkups to complex limb salvage and beyond, they’re the very best team to trust with your foot and ankle health. 

How often do I need diabetic foot care?

If you have well-managed diabetes and don’t have any foot or ankle issues, you should ideally see the podiatrist at six-month intervals, or more often if recommended, for checkups.

If you have ongoing foot problems like neuropathy, Charcot foot, recurrent wounds, infections, or other issues, you might need to see your foot doctors more often. 

Should you develop any significant foot or ankle problems, including new wounds, skin changes, foot pain, or foot appearance changes, don’t delay in scheduling an appointment. Diabetic foot problems can worsen suddenly, so it’s important to start treatment early. 

How do you treat diabetes complications in the feet?

The Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia - West Cobb team offers all the care you need in the office. For diabetic foot wounds, your care can include antibiotics, wound dressing, debridement (dead skin removal), skin grafts, and more. 

The experienced podiatric surgeons are also limb salvage specialists who can perform conservative surgeries to help you avoid amputation. 

If you have neuropathy, the team uses multiple effective treatment modalities to help restore your sensation, reduce pain, and relieve other symptoms related to nerve damage. 

In addition to treating the problem at hand, the team often recommends custom diabetic shoes and accommodative shoe inserts. The specialized shoes have unique features like deeper heels to promote circulation and protect your feet. Medicare covers these shoes and inserts, and the team can help you qualify. 

Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia - West Cobb practices a team approach so you can get the best bodywide care. They maintain close contact with your primary care doctor and other medical specialists to make team treatment decisions for the betterment of your personal health.


Get diabetic foot care from the top specialists now by calling Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia - West Cobb, or by clicking the online scheduler now.

Podiatrist seeing patients from Kennesaw, Hiram, and Acworth