Serious Problems That Sore Feet Can Indicate

A Sore That Will Not Heal

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If you have a sore known as an abscess on your foot that will not heal, it can be a visible sign that an individual has diabetes. If you have already been diagnosed with diabetes, the uncontrolled glucose levels in your blood can cause nerve damage that affect your feet. Unfortunately, diabetes can impair sensation in the feet, circulation, and proper wound healing, as a result, the nerve damage that ensues may not allow you to feel the sore, causing it to fester and not be tended to promptly. If the sore gets infected, there are cases where amputation has been necessary. Diabetics should always try their best to wash and dry their feet and check them daily for any wounds. Slow-healing sores can also be a sign of poor foot circulation caused by blood disorders, such as peripheral artery disease.

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