Home » Browse Health Topics » Diabetes » Complicated Post op. of plantar fasciitis with ...
Complicated Post op. of plantar fasciitis with infection in a diabetic middle aged woman
Dear Ask The Doctor: I recently had suegery to repair plantar favitis and remove bone spurs. I did get an infection at the incision site, which was treated with antibiotics. Now it is 10 weeks post op and the incision is still draining. The pain has reached my knee and seems to be creaping up my thigh. My foot is still swollen, as well as my ankle and lower leg. The doctof that did the surgery is treating me with another round of antiobiotics and well see me in two weeks. I don't know who to talk to, who to see, or what to do. I have a feeling that I have an infection in my bones. But, I'm not sure that is even possible. Who do I see? I just need to know what to do.
You have several risk factors to have developed the complication that you described in your question, meaning: diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, gout. The management of your particular case is very difficult because all the comorbidities that you already have. Diabetes can affect every part of the body, including the skin. As many as 33 percent of people with diabetes will have a skin disorder caused or affected by diabetes at some time in their lives. In fact, such problems are sometimes the first sign that a person has diabetes. Some of these problems are skin conditions anyone can have, but people with diabetes get more easily. These include bacterial infections, fungal infections, and itching. Other skin problems happen mostly or only to people with diabetes. These include diabetic dermopathy, necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum, diabetic blisters, and eruptive xanthomatosis. But even today, people with diabetes have more bacterial infections than other people do. Doctors believe people with diabetes can reduce their chances of these infections by practicing good skin care. Inflamed tissues are usually hot, swollen, red, and painful. Several different organisms can cause infections, the most commong being Staphylococcus bacteria, also called staph. I strongly recommend a multi disciplinary management in your case: endocrinologist, infectologist and surgeon.
Questions related to Diabetes
Ringing of the ear for about 1week
Ringing in ear my left ear please help
Help me find answears
Is it normal if body itches all over when your a diabetic, and water gain in feet
Swollen tissue in diabetic patient
I am a diabetic and I would like to know if I should be concerned because my left foot and ankle have suddenly become...
Stop the shakes ,are my sugars causing me to do...
When your sugars go down between 55 and 70 can that cause extream shaking ?
Is it possible for someone with diabetes to be ...
Is diabetes curable? I was wondering if someone has it, does it mean they have it for life?
Asking about a1c levels for diabetics.
Is 12.3 high for a1c test?thats what mine is.
Hi doctor, i dont know i i had doabetes but i had some problems after eating sugars lately and i stope eating complet...
shakin to death
do I have diabetes??
how do i lower my A1c
I was diagnosed 7 months ago with type 2 diabetes, by my VA Nurse Practitioner, I was not told any more as to what wa...
Finger disorder problem
Hello Diabetic patient finger is disorder problem facing.Doctor answered this is majja lose problem not treatment av...
The first glipizide pill I ever took caused a severe reaction, so I cut it one in half and used it that way for 2 day...
Diabetes and Food Allergies
Why I am getting occasional food allergies after being diagnosed with diabetes . Is there any relation between the two ?
Diabeties and Fever
My grandfather is in his 60s, a diabetic, and currently suffering a fever and a cough and cold. Could he drink milk d...
Ketones in urine
Hello, I recently went to my doctor because I was concerned about my blood sugar. I had been to a clinic a week prio...
Urgent help for diabetes patient
Blood Sugar level is very hi 386, patient has just recovered from a brain injury , is having seizures
What do these symptom's mean
What's wrong with me These past two weeks have been horrible. I have symptoms of deadly diseases and my dad won't ...
father problem of diabetes
My father is a20 year old diabetes patient his current age is 49.his diabetes is getting high after taking lantus inj...
diabetes in toddlers
what is a normal blood sugar level for a 3 year old?
I have a light brown patch of skin under both arm pits my doctor said to get blood work done for diabetes I am not ov...
I think I'm diabetic, it runs in the family and I have many symptoms. I'm tired all the time, have thrush regular, an...
diabetic nerve damage in the foot
I have type 2 diabetes and also have nerve damage to feet due to it. My big toe is turning black, why and what can i...
I am a recently diagnosed diabetic, for 2 wks. Last wk I had my first fasting blood panel (fasted 10 hrs) and urine ...
Glucose level at 140
I ate about 2 1/2 hours ago and by glucose level was 140. Is that normal/okay? Should I be tested for pre diabetes?
No diabetes medications
"Hi , my friend has diabetes and has been feeling low with it she has also been feeling dizzy because of it, she...