The primary purpose to medically care for foot wounds is to prevent infection and loss of function. Your feet are your foundation and when they’re not functioning properly: neither are you.
Diabetic Foot Wound Care
One of the most common diabetic foot wounds are foot ulcers. Foot ulcers are open sores or wounds typically located on the bottom of the feet. They’re the leading cause of foot amputations among diabetics. Several factors are attributed to foot ulcers such as obesity and insulin use.
For diabetics especially, wounds on the foot should be treated as soon as they are noticed to reduce the risk of infections. Ulcers that grow infection lead to amputation. You may not feel pain associated with ulcers and other types of diabetic foot wounds because many patients suffering from these conditions have lost the ability to feel pain in their feet.
When to See Us for Foot Wound Care
Assessing the function of your feet is an important part of the physical examination, this will help us determine the course of action to treat your wound. History is important to determine the circumstances of the injury (especially in those with preexisting medical conditions such as Diabetes).