We all hear about diabetics losing toes, feet, and even their leg. However, it is very unusual for a diabetic to have a leg amputated due to blocked blood vessels – unless they smoke. Smoking slows down the circulation in smaller blood vessels, like those in your feet and lower legs. Combine this with poor circulation caused by diabetes, and you have a high risk. Tobacco use can also slow healing, making the ulcers and infections that can lead to amputation worse.
Milwaukee Foot & Ankle Specialists of Wauwatosa, Oak Creek, New Berlin and Mequon, Wisconsin (WI) treat all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Licensed Podiatrists, Dr. Steven Waldman, Dr. Christopher Milkie and Dr. Lucy Meier can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.
Our podiatrists, foot surgeons and staff of our Milwaukee area podiatry offices offer the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care services with a smile to patients in our local community. Return to a pain-free life and get back to the things you love!