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How Often Should My Podiatrist Check My Foot Circulation?

Your podiatrist should check your foot and ankle pulses at every visit.  If the pulses are decreased or absent, further testing may be needed.

People with diabetes who are over the age of 50 should have a baseline doppler exam to compare the blood pressure in their feet and arms.  If the test is normal – that is, if your ankle pressure is equal to or above your arm pressure – the test should be repeated every five years.  If the initial test is abnormal , you may need additional tests, or you may be referred to a vascular surgeon for treatment.

We have HICAPS available in our clinic, which means that our patients can claim from their private health fund straight away

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Sutherland, NSW 2232

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