Apligraf - Helped save a diabetic man from amputation of his leg.

Success: Saved From Amputation

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Diabetic Foot Care

A  frail, elderly diabetic man was referred to my office with a very bad bedsore to his heel.  His heel was in terrible condition: black, gangrenous, and poor circulation.  This gentleman was on the verge of losing his leg and desperate for any other alternatives.  Action was required immediately. He obviously didn’t want to lose his leg and if this …

Diabetic Foot: Part II

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

In the previous post, we began our discussion about Diabetic Foot. Diabetic Foot is an umbrella term covering foot problems that result from diabetes.  Due to vascular issues and diabetic neuropathy, as well as delayed wound healing, infection of the foot can happen frequently in patients with diabetes. Proper, professional footcare is absolutely essential for people with diabetes.  Foot problems …

Diabetic Foot: Type 2 Diabetes Basics.

Diabetic Foot: Part I

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Diabetic Foot Care, Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

As a podiatrist, I see a fair number of patients with diabetes.  Diabetes is a chronic disease with many potential complications, particularly complications that involve the feet and  legs.  Diabetic foot is an umbrella term for foot problems in patients with diabetes. Of the sixteen million Americans with diabetes, 25% will likely develop foot problems related to the disease. People …

Diabetes: Reduce Your Risk of Amputation and Hospitalization by exercising and seeing your podiatrist regularly.

Save Your Feet: See Your Podiatrist

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Diabetic Foot Care

Adults with diabetes who see their podiatrist are far less likely to need amputation and hospitalization, according to a new study conducted by Thomson Reuters. Diabetic foot care is a vital consideration for patients suffering from the disease, since complications from diabetes often show up in the lower limbs. In fact, these complications are the leading cause of non-traumatic lower-limb …

Achilles Tendon / Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Foot Pain, Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

Weekend warriors beware–you may be at high risk for developing Achilles tendonitis! You may want to give up the notion that you’re a NBA player during your weekend game of basketball after learning about the long recovery time and increased probability of a painful, debilitating rupture when dealing with Achilles tendonitis. So, what exactly is Achilles tendonitis and how is …

Numb Feet - Talk to Your Podiatrist

Find Relief For Your Tingling Numb Feet

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

Dr. Lasday:  Hi there!  How may I help you today? New Patient:  Dr. Lasday, my feet are tingling and numb, and sometimes they even burn.  I’m really starting to get concerned. Dr. Lasday:   Alright–I have a few questions for you and then I will want to take a look… This is a conversation I have quite frequently in my office. …