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Phone: 630-834-3668
Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic

Q
If my diabetic ulcer or sore is healed, why do I have to keep coming back?

A

Once we have worked so hard to heal the open sore, or ulceration, we have to work equally as hard to prevent it from coming back.  This may include regularly scheduled foot exams for your feet; the amount of time between visits will be determined by your doctor.  We also work with our staff to continuously evaluate your shoe gear and make appropriate changes in the shoe prescription or the inserts as needed.  As time goes on, different activities, changes in lifestyle, and progression of diabetes can all affect the condition of your feet.  So it is important to keep your feet healthy with the help of the doctors and staff at Prairie Path.