Diabetic Foot Issues
Many foot and ankle medical issues are frequently associated with diabetes. Although diabetes may not cause these issues, patients with diabetes often have more severe occurrences.
- Athlete's Foot - Athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is a fungal infection that often begins as a common skin inflammation in the webs of the toes or soles of the feet.
- Ball and Foot Pain (Metatarsalgia) - Ball and foot pain is a collection of symptoms that describe pain in the ball of the foot. The medical term is metatarsalgia.
- Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy - Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage caused by diabetes that can cause numbness and tingling to the toes and feet.
- Hammertoe - A hammertoe is a deformity that causes a toe to bend or curl downward instead of pointing forward.
- Ingrown Toenail - Ingrown toenails are a common problem when toenails grow into the corner or side of the surrounding skin, causing painful swelling, redness, and in some cases, an infection.
- Peripheral Arterial Disease - Peripheral arterial disease is a common circulatory problem where narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to limbs, mainly the legs and feet.
- Stress Fracture of the Foot - Stress fractures are tiny cracks in bones mainly caused by repetitive force or overuse.
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (TTS) - Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (TTS) is caused by compression of the tibial nerve that produces symptoms anywhere along the path of the nerve running from the inside of the ankle into the foot.
- Toenail Fungus - Onychomycosis is a fungal infection that grows under the nail in the nail bed. It can cause the nail to thicken, yellow or darken, and the edge of the nail may grow ragged and crumble.