Foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Tyson Green, will be the guest speaker at "Take a Stand for your Feet," a free diabetic foot care seminar at Center for Orthopaedics in Lake Charles. The seminar will take place on Thursday, December 2, at 5:30 pm.
Diabetics are uniquely vulnerable to adverse conditions of the feet. The disease damages the nervous system, which often prevents diabetics from feeling their feet properly. Sweat and oil production is also impaired, which limits the lubrication of the skin and can lead to abnormal pressure on the skin, bones, and joints. Sores can develop, which can be difficult to heal because of the diabetic's compromised blood vessel and immune systems. That's why preventive care, as well as quick response to any changes, is so important.
Dr. Green has a special interest in diabetic foot care. A native of Lafayette, he earned his doctor of podiatric medicine from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and completed a three-year residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Scott & White Memorial Hospital – University of Texas A&M Health Sciences Center in Temple, Texas. He is board certified in foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and joined the Center for Orthopaedics in 2009.
At the seminar, Dr. Green will discuss ways diabetics can prevent, detect and manage complications of the feet as a result of diabetes. Family members and caregivers of those with diabetes are welcome to attend.