The foot and ankle are subject to faulty biomechanics, vascular flow disruption, and dermatologic damage with each step taken. The authors encourage examination of the lower extremity in all patients, especially those who are diabetic. Many conditions are readily treatable if discovered early; however, recalcitrant conditions should be referred to a podiatric physician.
Note: The authors reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.
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