Two common complications associated with diabetes are neuropathy and poor circulation. Nerve damage can inhibit your ability to feel heat, cold, and pain. Reduced circulation can compromise the healing process when an injury does occur. Patients are at risk for losing a toe or foot when an injury develops into a non-healing wound or ulcer. Infection can set in, and if it goes into the bone or leads to gangrene, amputation is often necessary to save the rest of the leg.
Amputation prevention starts with careful inspection of your feet on a daily basis. Look for changes to your skin color or shape of your foot, redness, warmth, blisters, cuts, scrapes, painful areas, and new corns or calluses. Remember: even the smallest injury could turn into a serious complication without treatment, so address any symptom promptly. Contact Dallas Podiatry Works as soon as possible for appropriate treatment. Keep your glucose levels under control, inspect your feet every day, and contact us at the first sign of anything suspicious.
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.
Dallas Office: 12221 Merit Drive, Suite 280, Dallas, TX 75251
Plano Office: 5068 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 155, Plano, TX 75093