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Foot Care

Diabetic Foot Care

According to the American Diabetes Association, 9.3% of Americans have diabetes, a disease affecting the way the human body processes glucose. Over an extended period of time, high glucose levels can damage the nervous system, reducing sensation in the feet.
Due to the suppression of the immune response and reduced blood flow to the feet in diabetics, the body may be unable to heal wounds you suffer to your feet. As sensation has already been reduced, if you aren’t checking your feet regularly, you may not realize your feet are injured until it’s too late. If left untreated, bacterial infections can lead to gangrene, which may require amputation to ensure that the infection does not spread to other parts of the body.
What Can I Do?
There are some simple precautions you can take to keep your feet healthy as a diabetic.
  • Check your feet daily.
  • Keep your diabetes under control.
  • Wash your feet daily.
  • Keep your feet moisturized (but no lotion between the toes, as moisture here can create conditions friendly to fungal infection).
  • Encourage circulation in your feet by wiggling your toes and changing positions regularly.
  • Meet regularly with your trusted podiatrist.
If you suffer from diabetes, it is crucial that you ensure foot health by working with your podiatrist to reduce the likelihood of infection and quickly treat any infection that arises. Contact us today to learn how we can help you protect your feet for a lifetime

Pediatric Foot Care

When caring for infants and children, foot health may not be at the top of your priority list alongside a safe crib or a nutritious diet. But foot health is just as important for children as it is for adults, and the foot conditions of children can persist and become more severe if not treated.
Infancy
As early as infancy, take proper measures to ensure good foot health for your baby. This can be achieved with a few simple steps:
  • Change the baby's position several times a day.
  • Check your baby’s feet regularly for any signs of abnormality.
  • Cover the baby's feet loosely ­ tight covers restrict movement.
Toddlers and Late Childhood
As your child ages, be aware of their walking patterns. Feet which turn out or in as the child walks signal an underlying issue. Foot pain or swelling without explanation could be a sign of a serious condition and should not be ignored.
The feet of children grow very quickly, and it is also important to ensure that children always have properly fitting shoes. If you do notice anything out of the ordinary, contact your child’s trusted podiatrist as soon as possible.
Good health is all­-encompassing for infants and children, from head to toe! By taking a few basic precautions, you can give your child the gift of foot health to take with them into adulthood
Office Locations:

Georgetown Podiatric Surgeons, P.C.
  • 586-977-7200
  • 3058 Metroparkway Suite 206 (Between Ryan and Dequindre) Sterling Heights, MI 48310
Dearborn Podiatric Surgeons, P.C.
  • 313-565-8080
  • 22161 W. Outer Drive (Intersection of Pelham and Outer Drive)Dearborn, MI 48124
Qualifications:
Dr. Young graduated from the University of Michigan in 1968, and received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from the renowned William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, based at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. He completed his residency at Kern Hospital from 1972-1974, and since then has started and managed his two Podiatric practices for over three decades. To this day, Dr. Young continues engagement with the Podiatric community and consistently attains new certifications for cutting edge treatment methods. His associations, certifications, and training initiatives can be seen below.
Associations:
  • Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedists
  • Diplomate, International Society of Podiatric Laser Surgery
  • Over 30 Years of Board Member Experience
  • Member Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak Medical Staff
  • Member Beaumont Hospital Ambulatory Center
  • Member Oakwood Hospital Annapolis Medical Staff
  • Member of Detroit Medical Center Surgical Staff
  • Member of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)
  • Member of the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA)
Certifications:
  • Certified – A-O Fixation Technique of the Foot and Ankle
  • Certified – Arthroscopic Ankle Surgery
  • Certified laser surgery
Training Positions:
  • Surgical Resident Training Committee Oakwood Hospital
  • Surgical Resident Training Committee Southeast Michigan Surgical Hospital
  • Surgical Resident Training Committee Oakwood Hospital
  • Surgical Resident Training Committee St. John Oakland Hospital
  • Member – Kern Hospital Alumni Association
Research Interests:
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Bunion and Forefoot Reconstruction Techniques
  • External Bone Healing
  • Joint Implant of Forefoot and Rearfoot
  • Vascular Implications in Wound Healing
Awards & Honors:
  • Top Podiatrist, Consumer Research Council of America (2006, 2009, 2016)

Business Associations

Diplomat American Board OF Podiatric Surgery

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Dr. Lawrence Young
22161 W Outer Drive
Dea, MI 48124
Phone: (313) 565-8080
Email: lyoung3058@yahoo.com

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Mon - Fri: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sat: 09:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Sun: Closed
In Business Since 1986

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