After my wedding this past weekend, my mother, who has Diabetes, came to me very concerned about a blister on her foot. The blisters were from the shoes she wore to the wedding and she said she didn’t even feel them coming. She did not feel the blisters because she has a condition known as Diabetic neuropathy.

Diabetic neuropathy can be very dangerous. When patients with Diabetes have uncontrolled blood sugar, it can cause damage to their nerves. They may feel nerve pains such as tingling, numbness, and burning. When patients with Diabetes have numbness in their feet, it puts them at risk for stepping on something and not feeling it or developing wounds without realizing it.

Blisters and Calluses can be dangerous…


Unfortunately, my mother does not live nearby to me. After seeing some pictures, I told her it is very important for her to follow-up with her podiatrist. When Diabetic patients have blisters, the blisters should first be drained with sterile instruments and by a professional. Dead skin surrounding the area is then removed and the blister is treated as a wound. If you leave the dead skin from the blister, it allows an area for bacteria to get trapped under which can cause an infection. A similar issue can start with what looks like a harmless callus. Many patients with Diabetes will get a callus, or build-up of hard, dead skin from pressure points on their feet. Calluses form from a constant pressure or micro-trauma to the area. Once the hard skin is removed, it is possible there will be a wound beneath it. These wounds must also be followed closely to make sure an infection does not form. These wounds are treated with offloading the pressure from the are and different creams or ointments. Sometimes, skin grafts and alternative treatments can also be used.

If you are concerned about a Diabetic wound on your foot, call Hollowbrook Foot Specialists today at (845) 298-9074. We are serving the Hudson Valley from Wappingers Falls.

By: Samantha DelRegno D.P.M.

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Podiatrist In Wappingers Falls, NY

Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

- Bob D.

bob 5 star review

GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! Very nice, friendly, and thorough doctor. Wonderful staff too! Very clean office. They fit me into there schedule the same day. They recognized my issue right away and got me out of discomfort painlessly.

- Jordan C.

jordan 5 star review

You will not find a better podiatrist than Dr. Schlam. I have been seeing him for over twenty years and he has been a godsend for my foot pain. If only I could give six stars...

- John M.

john 5 star review

Great experience. They got my son in as soon as possible as made sure his foot was ok. Will definitely use them again!

- Irene T.

irene 5 star review

The best health care experience. The staff and nurses are super friendly and Dr. Schlam is very good. I highly recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists.

- Bob D.

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Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 4pm

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