Do you have questions about foot care? We have answers!

Do you have questions about foot injuries or the causes of foot pain? Dr. Stephanie Carollo provides the answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about foot injuries and foot care. If you would like to schedule an appointment to talk about your foot pain, call Dr. Stephanie Carollo’s office at (586) 298-1585.

Diabetic Foot Care

Q: My husband is diabetic. How often should we check his feet?

A: Every day.  People with diabetes are often at increased risk for developing foot problems, and this is certainly true if they have poor circulation, nerve damage or neuropathy, or conditions such as corns/calluses, bunions, hammertoes, and other foot deformities.  We tell every patient with diabetes that he/she must carefully inspect his/her feet every single day.  This includes the top and bottom of the feet, and the areas between the toes.  It’s important to look for any open wounds or sores, cuts, blisters, redness, swelling, drainage, and warmth.  If any of these occur, it’s important to call us right away (586-298-1585), as these could indicate that an infection or ulceration has developed.  If not properly treated, foot/leg ulcers or infection could result in serious problems such as amputation, which can often be prevented with early diagnosis and treatment.

Q: What type of shoes should I wear?

A:  This depends on many factors, some of which I have outlined here – What you need to know about shoes and foot health.