|A very small diabetic foot ulcer. Not my client's foot.|
There's a message tacked to the wall in the examining rooms at my physician's office telling diabetics to remove their shoes and socks since the physician will examine their feet. Probably, there's a similar message in the examining room where you're seen. That's standard medical practice. I'm a lawyer but I know very well that failing to examine the feet of a diabetic is bad medical practice even when the patient is not complaining of an ulcer on her foot. When a diabetic patient is complaining about her feet and specifically mentions a foot ulcer, failing to examine the feet is enough to make one's jaw drop in any situation other than a Social Security consultative examination. It's sort of what you expect in a Social Security consultative examination, though.