When you have diabetes, even the smallest of abrasions can escalate into a major complication with serious consequences, such as an amputation. That’s why diabetic wound care is so important. When nerve damage causes a wound to go unnoticed, and poor blood flow prohibits it from healing, a dangerous infection may be the outcome. Immediate attention is necessary.
You should treat diabetic wounds by first cleansing the site, then applying antibiotic ointment and covering the affected area with a sterile bandage or gauze, followed by an adhesive tape. Next, come see the experts at Country Foot Care where our expert doctors can assist you on your path to recovery. We will remove any nonviable tissue and debris (debridement), medicate and dress the wound, then offer ways in which you can take pressure away from the area (offloading). Regular visits with the foot doctors will ensure that the healing process is going as planned.
If you have diabetes and notice a wound on your foot—no matter how small—contact us as soon as possible. Appointments can be made online using the MAKE AN APPOINTMENT button at the top of this page or by calling our offices directly.