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Hello- I am a type 1 diabetic and have developed

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Posted on Sun, 10 Feb 2019
Question: Hello- I am a type 1 diabetic and have developed over a week or so a place on the left foot that is extremely painful. It is very hard to walk now- and take any steps. There is a white looking "hard" spot where the pain is radiating out.
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Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Could be foot infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hi I am Dr Gopal Goel . Orthopedic Surgeon.
I have read the details and seen both the pictures. In the picture I can see a little pale yellow area also.
In view of the fact that you are a diabetic, my first diagnosis would be infection in the foot( an abscess) and the presentation in early stages is just the same. Second diagnosis would be skin callosity- which develops over months .
I suggest that you start antibiotics , get Complete blood counts and visit your physician ASAP. Foot infections are know to spread fast.
Thanks fr the question. Please feel free to ask any other question.
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Brief Answer: Could be foot infection. Detailed Answer: Hi I am Dr Gopal Goel . Orthopedic Surgeon. I have read the details and seen both the pictures. In the picture I can see a little pale yellow area also. In view of the fact that you are a diabetic, my first diagnosis would be infection in the foot( an abscess) and the presentation in early stages is just the same. Second diagnosis would be skin callosity- which develops over months . I suggest that you start antibiotics , get Complete blood counts and visit your physician ASAP. Foot infections are know to spread fast. Thanks fr the question. Please feel free to ask any other question.