Be Well Primary Health Care Center
Multi-Specialty Diagnostic and Treatment Center located in Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY
When you’re busy and on the go, a pain-free and healthy body is important, especially when it comes to your feet and ankles. At Be Well Primary Health Care Center, Howard Reifer, DPM, Mario Voloshin, DPM and Emmanuel Bustos, DPM can evaluate your symptoms and advise the best treatment, so you don’t miss a step. If you live in or around Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York, you can book an appointment with the podiatry team through the online scheduling system or by calling the office directly.
Podiatry Q & A
What podiatry services are available?
Taking proper care of your feet is important in order to prevent injury and protect against infection. The qualified podiatrists at Be Well Primary Health Care Center specialize in treating all foot- and ankle-related problems, including, but not limited to:
- Calluses, corns
- Foot odor
- Ingrown toenails
- Heel pain and spurs
- Diabetic foot
- Fungus toenails
- Plantar Fasciitis
Our podiatrists offer a full array of podiatric services to help you maintain health feet. It’s important to pay attention to any changes in the health of your feet. Discomfort, a new bump or lump, or even discoloration can lead to complications in the future if left untreated.
Some structural deformities — such as high arches or flat feet — can cause problems with your ankles and knees. If you’re experiencing pain, your provider can evaluate whether or not custom orthotic insoles would be beneficial for your symptoms.
How does diabetes affect your feet?
Diabetes can cause foot-related complications like diabetic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease.
Poor circulation that’s associated with diabetes means even something as simple as an ingrown toenail or athlete’s foot can lead to serious consequences if left untreated.
With poor circulation associated with diabetes, it also takes longer for cuts and sores to heal, which can lead to dangerous foot ulcers, infections or the death of tissue, commonly referred to as gangrene.
How can I prevent foot issues related to diabetes?
Taking proper care of your feet is an important part of your diabetes management. There are some preventive steps you can take to minimize your risk of developing a serious foot issue:
- Keep your toenails trimmed, but not too short
- Make sure your shoes fit properly
- Move your legs and feet often to keep blood flowing
- Protect your feet from extreme temperatures
- Wash your feet daily in warm water and dry them well
- Use lotion to moisturize the skin on your feet
- Wear socks
- Don’t smoke
- Schedule regular foot exams
If you’re diabetic, it's recommended that you have your feet examined every three months. Make sure you’re eating right and keeping your blood sugar within your recommended range to prevent or delay any side effects of diabetes that may affect your feet.
To find out more about the full scope of podiatry services the team at Be Well Primary Health Care Center offers, call the office or schedule your appointment online.
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