Many with diabetes suffer from numbness, tingling, or foot ulcers as well as heel and ankle pain. At the Illinois Diabetic Foot Care Clinic, Dr. Alexander Yanovskiy, DPM, and his staff help diabetics will all these foot issues and more.
Roughly 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of diabetic nerve damage. This nerve damage often includes a loss of sensation or pain in the feet or hands. Severe forms of nerve damage complication can lead to lower-extremity amputations. In the United States, more than 60 percent of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations occur among diabetics. After amputation, the chances of another amputation within three to five years is as high as 50 percent, according to the National Diabetes Education Program. Amputation rates for people with diabetes are ten times higher than for people without diabetes.
The good news is that comprehensive foot care programs can reduce the risk of amputation by forty-five to eighty-five percent. Dr. Yanovskiy and his staff want to help educate diabetics and prevent as many of these amputations as possible. The team is highly qualified by their training and experience to play an important role in your diabetes management team.
At the Illinois Diabetic Foot Care Clinic, you will receive top-quality care in diagnosing and treating diabetic foot and ankle issues. Rest assured that the primary concern of Dr. Yanovskiy and his staff will be to take every measure possible to do what is best for your individual situation. Don’t let your foot or ankle problem continue. The Illinois Diabetic Foot Care Clinic can provide you with solutions to ease your pain.