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Diabetic Foot Conditions

Diabetes is a condition that afflicts many Americans. Causing raised blood sugar levels, it is a disease that reduces the production of insulin in the body. One of the prime dangers of the disease rests in its attack on the foot. Two common complications that cause diabetic feet are nerve damage and poor circulation.

Diabetes can cause nerve damage, mainly in the foot, preventing the individual from feeling sensation in the appendage. This is particularly dangerous because the patient may not feel any injuries or pain suffered, thus damaging the foot even more. Another major issue is poor circulation. Diabetes damages blood vessels leading to poor circulation, which can weaken bones and cause breaks.

Dr. Gerken and Dr. Richardson both specialize in treating foot injuries related to the disease of diabetes and have extensive experience in crafting personalized care plans for patients.

Schedule a consultation with a Newport Orthopedic Institute orthopedic foot surgeon in Orange County to treat your diabetic foot. Call (949) 722-7038.

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  • Forefoot Surgery "I was well informed every step of the way and all my questions were answered for me, which I very much appreciated." Provider: Andrew P Gerken MD
  • Forefoot Surgery "Surgery was a success, and I was treated with utmost care and dignity." Provider: Andrew P Gerken MD
  • Forefoot Surgery "Scheduling appointments was easy. Discussing delaying and postponement of surgery was very helpful. Time to ask questions about post surgery affects to walking and wearing shoes helped me understand the big picture." Provider: Andrew P Gerken MD
  • Ankle Fracture "Dr. Gerken has excellent surgical skills and a friendly bedside manner. I cannot say enough about Dr. Gerken. He was great!" Provider: Andrew P Gerken MD
  • Hindfoot Surgery "I felt comfortable the entire time. You can tell Dr. Gerken knows what he is doing, which put me at ease." Provider: Andrew P Gerken MD
  • Lower Extremity Trauma "Was always kept in the loop with what was about to happen and every aspect of what to expect and was treated with the utmost respect very pleased" Provider: Christina Seifert MD
  • Hindfoot Surgery "All questions were answered. All concerns were listened to. I absolutely love this office." Provider: Andrew P Gerken MD
  • Forefoot Surgery "Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. I never had to wait very long for an appointment or surgery. Offices were clean and pleasant." Provider: Andrew P Gerken MD
  • Forefoot Surgery "Dr. Gerken and team are very kind, knowledgeable and professional. I feel I had the best possible care." Provider: Andrew P Gerken MD
  • Hindfoot Surgery "Dr. Gerken is very direct and easy to talk to." Provider: Andrew P Gerken MD
  • Grade I-II Ankle Sprain "Dr. Richardson is friendly & knowledgeable. I didn't feel rushed when he was working with me. He took his time to help and provide care." Provider: Damien Richardson MD
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