Diabetic Foot Care in Missouri and Illinois

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Missouri Locations

Bridgeton (MO) Office
3445 Bridgeland Drive
Bridgeton, MO 63044
(314) 739-7100


South County (MO) Office
5139 Mattis Road
Suite 1020
St Louis, MO 63128
(314) 909-1920


Festus (MO) Office
1390 US Highway 61
Suite G1000
Festus, MO 63028
(636) 937-3338


Tesson Ferry (MO) Office
13303 Tesson Ferry Road
Suite 150
St. Louis, MO 63128
(314) 909-1920


Watson (MO) Office
3824 Watson Road
St. Louis, MO 63109
(314) 352-5436

Diabetic Foot CareDid you know… Nearly 6% of the population has diabetes and the numbers continue to grow. Diabetes affects the foot primarily by its actions on the blood vessels and nerves. This often leads to hospital stays for infection and ultimately amputations. There were nearly 90,000 major amputations in the United States last year as the result of diabetes. However, it has been estimated that nearly 85% of limb loss can be prevented through educations and patient care plans.

We also specialize in diabetic and wound care Our goal is to relieve pain, correct deformity and prevent the devastating consequences of loss of limb.

Recommendations for the Diabetic Foot

DO’s

  • Inspect feet daily. Any redness, swelling, sores, blisters or any change in appearance call the office immediately. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THERE IS PAIN.
  • If you cannot see your feet have a friend or relative inspect them or try using a mirror. Wear white socks and inspect daily for blood or other drainage.
  • Wash feet in warm water daily, dry well and apply lotion, but NOT on toes.
  • Wear comfortable wide shoes. Your doctor can determine if you qualify for diabetic shoes.
  • Inspect inside of shoes before wearing.

DONT’S

  • DO NOT ignore your feet.
  • DO NOT soak feet in any temperature water.
  • DO NOT trim nails or cut corns or calluses.
  • DO NOT use corn or callus medication.
  • DO NOT go barefoot.
  • DO NOT use heating pads or hot water bottles.

Other Recommendations for all Diabetics

  1. Exercise often and control weight.
  2. DO NOT smoke
  3. Have cholesterol levels and uninalysis performed yearly.
  4. Check blood pressure regularly.
  5. Have eyes examined yearly.
  6. Have hemoglobin A1C checked at least twice a year.
Illinois Locations

Alton (IL) Office
3505 College Avenue
Suite B
Alton, IL 62002
(618) 462-9695


Columbia (IL) Office
1000 Eleven South
Suite 3C
Columbia, IL 62236
(618) 236-7444


Edwardsville (IL) Office
235 B South Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
(618) 307-9015


O'Fallon (IL) Office
784 Wall Street
Suite C
O'Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 236-7444


Pinckneyville (IL) Office
5383 State Route 154
Pinckneyville, IL 62269
(618) 236-7444


Red Bud (IL) Office
325 Spring Street
Red Bud, IL 62278
(618) 236-7444


Waterloo (IL) Office
509 Hamacher Street
Waterloo, IL 62298
(618) 236-7444

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