Diabetes is a common condition that affects men and women of all ages. While diabetes has many serious complications and consequences, foot problems are a major risk. It's important that those with diabetes take special care of their feet and ankles to avoid further problems, including amputation.
Many diabetics suffer from something called peripheral neuropathy, in which they have reduced sensation in their extremities. In this case, a diabetic patient may not feel an injury to the foot like an ulcer, which can cause it to go untreated and become infected. Injuries heal slower in diabetics, so infections can spread and worsen. Puncture wounds, ulcers, cuts, scratches, bruises and other injuries are all cause for serious concern in diabetic patients.
Unlike a typical wound care center with dressing changes, we use advanced modalities including dermal skin substitutes to heal an ulcer quickly and eliminate amputations. We act aggressively and work in conjunction with a network of local providers such as endocrinology, neurology, infectious disease, etc. Each patient is important to us and we take pride in getting the best results for our patients. Our facilities include a convenient on-site surgical center for procedures should that be necessary.
Statistics say that if the wound has not significantly improved in 4 weeks, then the wound has a low chance of healing without advanced care. If you or a loved one have a foot ulcer, call our office for an immediate appointment.
- View Jesse's story of healing after a foot ulcer.
- Read FAQs on diabetic foot care here.
- For more information on diabetic foot ulcers, visit Heal2gether.org