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


Staff was extremely friendly and professional. They took us back immediately and no waiting for doctor to come in. Dr Settles-Carter was amazing with my little girl. She took her time and explained every detail to my daughter. As we were leaving my little girl said Dr Settles-Carter was the best doctor ever. Coming from a 10yr old.

Bert King

It took some work, and patience, but my feet are much better now. Dr. Freels worked with me to find exercises, and more importantly, the right shoe to wear. So nice not to dread going into work, for the pain of simply walking. Despite what another review here says, they've never tried to sell me any shoes there, have always left the choice up to me.

Robert Griffith

The staff was very courteous. However, the care provided by Dr. Carter and the staff in the back was exceptional! I finally had answers for my health concerns and issues and a course or plan of treatment including the costs of the services they provide. I especially liked the hours of operation...I can see a doctor for the treatment I need without having to use my personal and sick days! Love the flexibility. Lastly, the ambiance esthetics were relaxing and beautiful.

Bonnie Ogle Taylor

The entire staff at Lexington Podiatry was very welcoming and friendly. Jill went out of her way to make sure my daughter was taken care of. We appreciate being seen so quickly (it would have taken weeks to have seen an orthopedist for her foot injury). Now, she is on the road to recovery! Great office, thanks everyone!

Team Wade 24

Had a great experience! Everyone was very nice, it was clean, the doctor took time to listen to me. She showed me my x-rays and explained them to me. I would recommend them to family and friends.

Heather Purvis

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 plans at this time. Visit our New Patient page for more details.