Nerve microsurgery can provide relief from sensations of tingling, burning, sharp pains, or numbness as a result of nerve injuries from trauma, diabetes, chemotherapy, arthritis, foot drop, and failed surgery. The procedure is performed under a microscope and can involve
Living with diabetes in Florida doesn’t have to keep you off the golf course. Dr. Ryan Pereira says proper foot care can help diabetics stay active, enjoying the activities they love. The key, however, is diligence. Daily self-care and regular
Professional wound care is important for diabetes patients in Jacksonville because minor cuts, scrapes, or blisters can easily become chronic wounds that are prone to dangerous infection. This can mean pain, severely impaired mobility, and even amputation in extreme cases.
Dr. Ryan Pereira treats patients from Jacksonville and across Northeast Florida, and he says these signs of diabetes should always be taken seriously. Although around 23 million Americans likely suffer from the disease, 1 in 4 are yet to be
Diabetes affects millions of Americans each year. According to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) statistics from 2015, 30.3 million Americans suffered from diabetes. Another 84.1 million were considered prediabetic. That was over 35% of the population, and the number is
Burning, tingling, or numbness in the feet and toes may be diabetic peripheral neuropathy, an early warning sign of diabetes. Ignoring these symptoms for too long could lead to permanent numbness, deformities, and dry skin that cracks and won’t heal.
Patients who’ve grown frustrated with hard-to-heal, infection-prone ulcers may benefit from Achilles tendon surgery to help with preventing diabetic foot ulcers. The largest tendon in the human body, the Achilles connects calf muscles to the heel bone. The tendon naturally
Patients often ask how to prevent a diabetes foot amputation. More than 86,000 diabetes-related amputations are performed each year. It’s one of the most feared and extreme complications of the disease, but a daily habit of self-care can help you