Pro Medical SA is a group of Medical Practices in Adelaide that offers state of the art facilities with the aim of delivering the highest level of patient care. Our Adelaide General Practitioners have a focus on Family Medicine encompassing all age groups.

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Pro Dental SA is an Adelaide Family Dental Surgery that places an emphasis on preventative care and maintenance. Our Adelaide Dentists are focused on delivering high quality treatments and services in a relaxed and family friendly environment.

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Kidman Park

Pro Physio SA is an Adelaide Physio and Pilates Practice that is focused on providing the very best physiotherapy treatment, intervention and rehabilitation.


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Pro Podiatry SA is an Adelaide based Podiatry and Orthotic Practice. With an emphasis on communication and education, our Adelaide Podiatrists can help devise a management plan to help treat and resolve a range of complex foot and ankle conditions.

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Pro Psychology SA is an Adelaide Psychology Practice, that prides itself on a commitment to professional quality care to achieve the best possible outcomes and goals for individuals, couples and families.

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Pro Nutrition SA is an Adelaide based Dietetic Practice. We aim to provide optimal patient care with an emphasis on dietary advice & education by providing tailored recommendations that are specific to each patient's needs.

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Pro Remedial SA is an Adelaide Remedial Massage Practice that is focused on assisting patients in all aspects of Remedial Massage, Sports Massage and Therapeutic Massage, including Sports Injury Management, Positional Release, Cupping Therapy, Acupressure and Lymphatic Drainage.

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Pro Studio SA is an Adelaide based Pilates Studio, Gym and Rehabilitation Facility. Pro Studio SA offers a safe environment for individuals looking to implement a program of muscular strengthening, conditioning and/or specialised rehabilitation under the careful instruction of our team of Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and Personal Trainers.

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Kidman Park

Pro Exercise SA is an Adelaide based Exercise Physiology Practice that focuses on prevention and treatment of injury and chronic illness through structured exercise participation.




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Kidman Park

Diabetes and Your Feet

Diabetes has an important link with your feet and can be the first sign of change if any complications are occurring. In most cases, if your blood glucose levels are well controlled then no complications are usually seen. However, if diabetes is uncontrolled the common following risk factors will occur:

Vascular

Uncontrolled diabetes can affect your vascular system in 2 major ways:

  1. Decrease the elasticity (Stiffness) of your arteries meaning less blood will get from your heart to your feet.
  2. Increase the arterial wall thickness making it harder for blood to get from your vessels to your skin and muscles.

This can further cause complications with skin integrity, healing time, ulceration and in worst case, amputation. Due to a lack of blood to the feet, if wounds occur they may not be able to heal due to inadequate blood supply which can lead to infection and then amputation. Additionally, swelling, coldness, dry skin and cramps can also occur in the lower leg due to a lack of nutrients being supplied to the skin and muscles.

Neurological

High sugar levels in blood are toxic to nerves in your body. The feet and hands are usually the first sites to show symptoms. Symptoms can include numbness, pins and needles and burning sensations. If the toxicity is present for a long duration of time, all feeling in your feet can be lost causing major complications. Once nerve damage occurs in feet, it will rarely improve. Nerve damage can be very dangerous as no feeling in your feet makes simple tasks such as fitting a shoe, feeling temperature and walking much more difficult. Nerve damage can also affect your balance.

Diabetes can have many other complications in your feet including muscles wastage, biomechanical changes and structural deformities.

It is important for people diagnosed with diabetes to have an annual check up with their podiatrist to have their circulation and nerve function tested. If any complications are noted you may be required to have more frequent appointments.

Handy Tips

  • Check feet daily for any abnormalities. Use a mirror if you find it difficult to look underneath
  • Wash your feet thoroughly and be sure to dry between your toes
  • Apply cream to the tops and bottom of your feet (avoid putting between toes)
  • Wear clean socks daily and try to avoid seams and tight elastic around the ankles
  • Wear appropriate footwear as educated by your podiatrist
  • Check your footwear for any foreign objects before putting on
  • Wear enclosed footwear to protect feet at all times – especially when outside
  • Protect your feet from heat and cold
  • Cut nails and remove corns and calluses regularly with the help of your podiatrist
  • Avoid over the counter treatments (corn pads, gel pads etc.) without consulting your podiatrist first
  • Ensure your blood glucose levels are controlled as directed by your GP and Diabetes Team.

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Kids Health Checks Available at Pro Health Care
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