Wounds that won’t heal can get infected and increase your risk of serious foot problems. At Foot and Ankle Wellness Center, the exceptional podiatrists offer advanced wound care treatments to speed healing and get you back on your feet. Foot and Ankle Wellness Center has offices in Washington, DC, and Clinton, Maryland. Call the one nearest you today for an appointment or book your visit online.
Wound care at Foot and Ankle Wellness Center includes evaluating, diagnosing, and treating wounds on your lower legs, ankles, and feet. Foot wounds are more common if you’re overweight, have diabetes, or another chronic disease. Treatment can speed up the healing of ulcers, pressurized wounds, and mechanical wounds.
Anybody can develop wounds, but certain things increase your risk of experiencing them. Examples include diabetes, nerve damage, and injuries. You can get a foot wound because of a puncture, laceration, abrasion, or poor blood sugar control. If you have nerve damage associated with diabetes or an injury, your risk of developing foot wounds increases.
To find out which type of wound care you need to heal quickly, your podiatrist reviews your medical history, asks about your symptoms, and examines your wound. They might recommend you undergo blood tests, biopsies, or fluid analyses.
Depending on what kind of wound you have and how severe it is, your podiatrist will recommend one or more of the following treatments:
Your wound care specialist can thoroughly clean and disinfect your wounds. They might numb the treatment area to ensure you feel comfortable.
If you have an open wound, your podiatrist might stitch the area closed or use special skin glue. If necessary, you’ll follow up with Foot and Ankle Wellness Center specialists to have the stitches removed.
Taking oral medications or using topical medicines can prevent or treat a wound infection.
Placing dressings or gauze on your wound can keep it clean and protect it while the wound heals.
Wearing custom orthotics (shoe inserts) can reduce the pressure on wounded parts of your feet to speed up healing.
Because every patient is different, your foot specialist personalizes each wound care treatment to give you the best results. They take into account your preferences, lifestyle, and unique needs.
Don’t let a wound that won’t heal become a serious complication when simple wound care treatments are within reach at Foot and Ankle Wellness Center. Call the office nearest you today to schedule an appointment or book one online.