Foot and Ankle

Finding Balance

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of amputations in older adults. People with advanced diabetes may develop wounds or sores that do not heal and can eventually result in loss of a portion of the foot. This was the case with Lake County resident, Thomas Grieve.

He explained to us, he credits the team of doctors at Tri-County Foot & Ankle for helping to stop the spread of infection due to his diabetic pressure ulcers.

Also, whether you love running or just love supporting your community, we caught up with representatives of Tri County Foot and Ankle, sponsors of the 2020 Love Run 5k.

Don’s Story

Diabetic neuropathy is a serious and common complication of diabetes. It often causes numbness in the feet and legs. Such nerve damage can lead to sores that don't heal, ulcers and even amputation.

Don Bowman, a patient at Tri-County Foot and Ankle, explained that the numbness caused by his diabetic neuropathy prevented him from feeling a nail he had stepped on. He sought help from his podiatrist, Dr. Dan Wassell, and recently shared his story as a cautionary tale for others.