The Diabetic Foot

 

 

 

 

About The Diabetic Foot

People with diabetes are prone to having foot problems, often because of two complications of the disease: nerve damage called neuropathy and poor circulation. Simple problems can turn into serious complications for the diabetic foot. Neuropathy causes loss of feeling in the feet which removes the ability to detect injury or irritation to the feet. Poor circulation reduces the foots ability to heal, which can make it more susceptible to infection. As a result of these complications the following can result: infections and ulcers that do not heal, corns and calluses caused by undetected pressure, dry cracked skin caused by poor circulation, nail disorders like ingrown toenails and fungus can quickly lead to infections if left untreated, hammertoe and bunion deformities caused by nerve damage affecting muscles of the foot which can further lead to ulcers of the foot, and a Charcot foot which is a complex foot deformity caused by a loss of sensation and undetected broken bone that leads to destruction of the soft tissue of the foot. This disabling condition can become so severe that surgery, and even amputation may become necessary. These patients are at high risk for infection and limb loss are require close monitoring and comprehensive care. Prevention is key for maintaining health in the diabetic foot. This involves regular office visits to a patient’s primary care physician and podiatrist are critical, healthy diet, proper shoe gear and daily foot inspections are key elements of reducing the risk of diabetic foot problems.

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Why High Desert Foot & Ankle Specialists?

Board Certified Foot & Ankle Surgeon

 Intensive, focused training and in-depth experience are what sets apart a foot and ankle surgeon. Certification by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) ensures that a foot and ankle surgeon has completed appropriate training, successfully performed a diverse range of foot and ankle procedures with good surgical skills and judgment, and passed rigorous oral and written exams.  

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 Dr. Roe was born and raised right here in Albuquerque; he’s a Lobo! He graduated from The University of New Mexico and was a four-year baseball letterman. As a former collegiate athlete, Dr. Roe understands the rigors of sport and sports related injuries. He returned to Albuquerque, following his podiatric education and training, to begin his practice and raise a family. He is proud of his heritage and being Albuquerque grown!

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 Our newly remodeled office facility in Albuquerque puts the patient first. We have designed a comfortable and meticulous environment to improve the patient experience. From our private and spacious exam rooms, to the comfortable waiting area, we use only state-of-the-art examination technology and onsite X-ray to make your visit professional and efficient.

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9412 Indian School Rd NE Albuquerque, NM 87112

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