A Close Call with Toe Amputation

Chronic second metatarsal head ulcer seeding a necrotizing soft tissue infection into the first interspace. This is a man with type 2 diabetes who has been dealing with an ulcer for several months, unfortunately it seeded an infection surrounding the big toe. There is pus going between the toes and underneath the sulcus of the … Continue reading A Close Call with Toe Amputation

A subtle diabetic flesh eating infection

This man came into the hospital with a wound on his right foot with some swelling and redness. His x-ray did not show evidence of bone infection or gas. An MRI was ordered which showed a bit of swelling in the muscles and skin, no abscess or bone infection. He was awake and talking pleasantly. … Continue reading A subtle diabetic flesh eating infection

Deep foot infections do not always end in foot amputation

This is a patient of mine who have had toes amputated from infected foot ulcers before, so unfortunately he already knew that he has a bad infection in his foot. The knuckle underneath the third toe is exposed and there is pus deep within his foot, making his third toe very swollen. It is possible … Continue reading Deep foot infections do not always end in foot amputation

How To Get Diabetic Shoes

What is special about diabetic shoes?Diabetic shoes are different from regular shoes because they have extra depth to accommodate a thicker insert, seamless interior because seams can rub onto the skin, and bigger toe box to accommodate for hammertoes which people with neuropathy can get. The most important thing is the extra depth, because it … Continue reading How To Get Diabetic Shoes