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Diabetic Foot Treatments By Lexington Podiatry

Diabetes can affect many parts of the body, especially the feet and heels. It is very important that diabetics take special care of their feet.

Diabetics may develop serious foot problems more quickly and have more complications as a result than people without the disease.

For example, a small irritation like an open blister in a healthy person could become a severe issue to a diabetic.

The key for a diabetic is to view all foot problems as potentially dangerous and to prevent them by seeking podiatric care as soon as they occur. Diabetic amputation is a very real threat for those that delay treatment.

Most Common Diabetic Foot Complications

The best way to avoid limb loss is INSPECTION of your feet daily! Let me tell you about Linda and the all to common result of something small turning into a major issue.
- Dr. Amy Barko, CWSP

Linda’s Partial Amputation

Linda had noticed that her floor was bloody after she got home from a long shift at work. She looked down at her toe and it was huge, red, and peeling! Highly concerned, she drove herself to the emergency room.

The ER doctor found gas in her foot (which is a surgical emergency), so they called me down. One of the hardest surgical discussions I can have, is with a patient I have never met to discuss amputation and infection. Our interest is in preserving limbs, but our primary goal of saving lives.

Linda ended up with partial amputation of her big toe, was in the hospital for 10 days and on IV antibiotics for 6 weeks. At her follow up she asked, “How could this have happened?”

She had no history of ulcers or infections and didn’t remember stepping on anything. Upon further inspection, her work shoes had a tack in the bottom I discovered when I reached all the way in. She admitted to never checking her shoes or feet and had never even had a diabetic foot exam before. Catching neuropathy quickly during a diabetic foot exam can prevent these stories! Linda couldn’t feel the pain and didn’t realize that she had an open wound in her shoe.

Additional Diabetic Services

We also provide in-house testing so you can avoid long hospital waits to be scheduled and lengthy waits for results and reports.

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FREE Diabetes and Your Feet eBook
We understand that a diagnosis of diabetes can be overwhelming and the foot health complications are vast. Download your FREE copy of the Diabetes and Your Feet eBook. Keep it as as reference or share with someone you love.

If you are experiencing foot pain, call our office or make an online appointment

Reviews

Absolutely amazing staff! Smiling faces, compassion and understanding! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

Amanda Rugg

I was frankly shocked at how good they were at EVERYthing. They saw me less than 2 hours after I called. Dr. Barko was ebullient and professional. You can ask them questions via TXT, which is huge. Their offices are spic-n-span and modern. Basically, they're knocking it out of the park. I don't wish for more in-grown toenails, but if it happens, I'm going straight back to Lexington Podiatry.

Mick Jeffries

I love Lexington Podiatry! The staff is always so helpful, and attentive. I love Dr. Freels. She is top notch, and is always so happy to see me, and listens to me about what is going on.

Amie Castle

Dr. Carter diagnosed and created a treatment plan in minutes- other podiatrists have treated me incorrectly for years. So pleased to have answers and solutions.

Katy Perkins

My left foot had been hurting for a while. The staff and doctors here are all quite knowledgeable and professional, as well as friendly and personable. My diagnosis was promptly made, x-ray completed right there in the office, and I left with the two braces that I needed. No waiting for the mail, trip to brace shop, nada. Most excellent clinic!

Susan Bell

Accepted Insurance Providers

There may be providers, plans and coverage not included on this list. We will help you with navigating the options for coverage and costs. We also accept HSA, Flex accounts, Care Credit and prompt pay pricing for treatment at the clinic and surgical procedures. We do not accept Medicaid or CareSource plans at this time. Visit our New Patient page for more details.