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Diabetic Foot Care Specialist

Chambers Foot & Ankle

Thomas J Chambers, DPM

Podiatrist located in Mesa, AZ

If you have diabetes, you probably know that your risk of foot problems is higher than in people without diabetes. At Chambers Foot & Ankle in Mesa, Arizona, Thomas Chambers, DPM, offers comprehensive diabetic foot care services for patients of all ages. Call the office to schedule an appointment or request one online today.

Diabetic Foot Care Q&A

What is diabetic foot care?

Diabetic foot care at Chambers Foot & Ankle includes evaluation, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of common foot problems many people with diabetes face. Examples include: 

  • Numbness
  • Nerve damage
  • Tingling 
  • Pain
  • Ulcers
  • Nonhealing wounds

The goal at Chambers Foot & Ankle is to minimize complications linked to diabetic feet with diabetic shoes or orthotics and periodic visits that allow Dr. Chambers to monitor your foot health. He offers the most advanced diabetic foot care treatments available.

What does diabetic foot care include?

When you arrive at Chambers Foot & Ankle for a diabetic foot care visit, you can expect:

Medical history review

Dr. Chambers checks your vital signs and discusses your medical history. He asks about past diagnoses, your lifestyle, symptoms you may have, and any medications you might take.

Physical exam

Dr. Chambers evaluates your feet, toes, heels, and ankles during a physical exam to check for signs of disease, open sores, pain, nerve damage, and more. If you have a wound that is not healing properly, he discusses onsite advanced wound care options.

Diagnostic testing

Dr. Chambers may recommend you complete blood tests, X-rays, ultrasounds, vascular testing, or 3D scanning for orthotics.

Treatment as needed

If your feet are healthy, Dr. Chambers continues to monitor them periodically. However, if you have a diabetic foot problem, he may suggest diabetic shoes, medications, toenail trimming, physical therapy, injections, or placental-derived tissue therapy to heal or prevent injuries.

Properly controlling blood sugar when you have diabetes decreases your risk of foot issues and other complications. Maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly, eat healthy foods, and take diabetes medications if needed. 

Chambers Foot & Ankle personalizes diabetic foot care regimens to best match your needs, preferences, and lifestyle. 

When should I schedule diabetic foot care visits?

Dr. Chambers lets you know how often to schedule diabetic foot care visits based on the health of your feet. He might recommend you attend routine checkups every 6-12 months, or more often in some cases. Call the office if you experience new or unusual symptoms.

To schedule your next diabetic foot care appointment with Chambers Foot & Ankle, call the office or request an appointment online today.