Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 06:00 AM
There are two new podiatrists in Marshall County.
Vinci called the human foot “a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” A
group of senior citizens might not agree with him after seeing graphic photos
of diabetic ulcers, hammer toes and bunions.
feet suffering from those issues, Dr. Robson Araujo and
Dr. Dustin Grimmett opened the Marshall Foot Clinic last fall and are seeing
patients in Guntersville and Boaz.
podiatrists spoke to a large group of Goldcare55+ members and shared facts on
foot care, including:
· 25 percent of diabetics will get foot
· Callouses are warning signs for
· Untreated ulcers can lead to
· Every 30 seconds a limb is being
amputated around the world
· Mortality rate is 47 percent for
someone who has had a lower limb amputated
· Neuropathy, which is numbness, prickling or tingling in feet or hands, is the most common complication of diabetes
news is that chronic wounds can be healed with the right treatment. It’s not
easy and it’s very serious, said Dr. Araujo.
“It takes a
team to heal wounds,” he said. “Every member of the team has a function.”
condition treated by podiatrists is osteoarthritis of the foot and ankle, which
starts with swelling and stiffness in the joint and can lead to a deformity.
sometimes called ‘wear and tear’ disease,” Dr. Grimmett said.
repair hammer toes, arthritic joints, bunions and other conditions of the feet.
Foot Clinic can be reached at (256)840-4810 for the Boaz office and
(256)571-8750 for the Guntersville location. The website is