Diabetic Foot Care Specialist

Ebonie Vincent, DPM, MBMS -  - Podiatrist

Orange County Podiatry

Ebonie Vincent, DPM, MBMS

Podiatrist located in Orange, CA & Irvine, CA

On a given day, as many as 230 Americans with diabetes may have to go through an amputation that was possibly preventable. If you have diabetes, you can receive comprehensive diabetic foot care and limb preservation management at the Orange County offices of Dr. Ebonie Vincent, DPM, MBMS. Book your diabetic foot care exam online today at the Irvine or Orange, California, office, or call your most convenient location directly.

Diabetic Foot Care Q & A

What is diabetic foot care?

Ongoing struggles with fluctuating blood sugar levels damage tissues, including nerves and vessels, all over your body.

The major concern when it comes to your feet is that blood flow is already limited because it’s hard for your circulatory system to work against the force of gravity to circulate blood. Tissues already struggle to get the essential nutrients they need.

Because you have such a high risk of developing serious diabetic wounds due to abnormally dry skin, nerve damage (diabetic neuropathy), and poor circulation, your risk of suffering from a limb-threatening ulcer is high.

Diabetic foot care involves taking measures to protect your feet and learning what to watch out for when it comes to wounds.

Generally, you should check in with your podiatrist once a year for preventive diabetic foot care exams, but if you have poorly managed diabetes or recently received a diabetes diagnosis, you might need more frequent visits.

When should I see a podiatrist if I have diabetes?

At the offices of Dr. Ebonie Vincent, DPM, MBMS, you can expect the comprehensive and compassionate diabetic foot care you need.

Outside of your regularly scheduled diabetic foot care exams, Dr. Vincent encourages you to come in anytime you experience any of the following issues.

  • Ingrown toenails
  • Foot pain, numbness, or tingling
  • Visible cuts, wounds, or abrasions
  • Blood or drainage in your socks
  • Yellow or thickened toenails (signs of toenail fungus)

These problems could increase your risk of a serious infection, or may even be signs that an infection is already apparent.

Which diabetic foot care treatments do I need?

Dr. Ebonie Vincent, DPM, MBMS, spends time getting to know you individually and learning about your history with diabetes.

She thoroughly examines your feet and counsels you on what to watch out for and measures you can take in your daily life to decrease your risk of diabetic foot wounds.

If Dr. Vincent sees any issues, including a wound or ingrown toenail, she can get you treated on the spot. You may benefit from any of the following diabetic foot care treatments.

  • Fungal nail treatments, like antifungal medications
  • Ingrown toenail surgery
  • Topical numbing creams
  • Specialized moisturizers
  • Wound debridement
  • Custom orthotics
  • Diabetic shoes

Dr. Vincent is passionate about helping you prevent serious diabetic ulcers and reducing your risk of amputation. She finds the right treatment for your diabetic foot condition, so you can heal and recover from any pain you’re experiencing.

Schedule your diabetic foot care appointment at an office of Dr. Ebonie Vincent, DPM, MBMS, today. Click on the online scheduler or call your nearest office to book a visit.

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