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iStock_000009176815XSmallIlford resident Rafee Baksh had to be moved out of his home by the Redbridge Council and placed into a hostel due to an incident that involved Baksh’s mobility scooter. Because of diabetic neuropathy, Baksh is rendered wheelchair bound and has difficulty walking.

Baksh claims his new living arrangements are unsuitable, making it nearly impossible to perform everyday tasks such as using the bathroom or shower. The Redbridge Council has placed Baksh in Forest Hills since there are currently no houses available to accommodate the disabled in the area. Baksh maintains that this new house makes everyday living difficult.

When it comes to systemic diseases, these conditions need to be treated and constantly monitored. If you have a systemic disease that affects your mobility, see podiatrist Dr. Mark Landry of Kansas. Dr. Landry treat your podiatric needs.


Systemic Diseases

Systemic diseases affect the whole body, and symptoms usually are displayed in the feet. This condition can make a patient’s ability to walk unbearable. Systemic diseases include: gout, diabetes mellitus, neurological disorders, and arthritis.

Gout – is caused by an excess of uric acid in the body. Some common symptoms include pain, inflammation, and redness at the metatarsal/phalangeal joint of the base big toe. Gout can be treated by NSAIDs, which relieves pain and inflammation and other drugs which lowers the acid levels in the body.

Diabetes mellitus- is an increase in the level of blood sugar in which the body cannot counteract with the insulin in the body. When the body doesn’t produce enough insulin this is a factor in Diabetes.


 Diabetes of the Feet

●Diabetic Neuropathy – may lead to damaged nerves and affect the feet through numbness and loss of sensation.

●Peripheral Vascular Disease- can restrict the blood flow to the feet, and often times lead to amputation of the feet.

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Overland Park, KS. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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