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FOOT & ANKLE ULCERS/ SORES TREATMENT

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Dr. Clements is trained in Forefoot surgery and General Podiatric Medicine. She has lectured internationally on the subject of the diabetic foot care and amputation prevention.

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Foot Pain Is Not Normal!

Foot and ankle ulcers or sores, often a complication of diabetes, poor circulation, or other underlying health conditions, can lead to serious infections and potentially jeopardize limb health if left untreated. At Flat Shoals Foot & Ankle Center, our dedicated team offers specialized care to treat these ulcers, promote healing, and prevent recurrence, helping you maintain your mobility and quality of life.

 
When to Seek Professional Care for Foot & Ankle Ulcers/Sores

It’s crucial to seek professional care if you notice:

Tailored Treatment Strategies for Ulcers and Sores
  • Wound Assessment and Care: Initial treatment involves a thorough assessment of the ulcer, including its size, depth, and any signs of infection. We then clean the wound and remove any dead tissue to promote healing.
  • Infection Control: If an infection is present, antibiotics or other medications may be prescribed to manage it effectively.
  • Offloading and Pressure Redistribution: Specialized footwear, casts, or braces may be recommended to relieve pressure on the ulcer and prevent further injury.
  • Ongoing Monitoring and Prevention: Our team provides ongoing care to monitor healing progress and offers education on foot care and preventive measures to avoid future ulcers.
Preventing Future Foot & Ankle Ulcers/Sores

Prevention is key in managing foot and ankle health, especially for individuals with diabetes or poor circulation. Our preventive recommendations include:

    • Regular foot inspections to catch early signs of sores or ulcers.
    • Maintaining good foot hygiene and moisturizing to prevent skin breakdown.
    • Wearing properly fitting shoes and avoiding going barefoot.
    • Managing blood sugar levels and other health conditions that increase ulcer risk.
Answers to more questions about:

Q: Why are foot and ankle ulcers common in people with diabetes?

A: Diabetes can cause nerve damage and poor circulation in the feet, making it harder to feel injuries and slowing the healing process, which can lead to ulcers.

Q: Why are foot and ankle ulcers common in people with diabetes?

A: Diabetes can cause nerve damage and poor circulation in the feet, making it harder to feel injuries and slowing the healing process, which can lead to ulcers.

Q: Can foot and ankle ulcers be cured?

A: With proper treatment, most ulcers can heal. However, it’s important to address the underlying causes to prevent recurrence.

Q: Can foot and ankle ulcers be cured?

A: With proper treatment, most ulcers can heal. However, it’s important to address the underlying causes to prevent recurrence.

Q: How long does it take for a foot ulcer to heal?

A: Healing times vary based on the ulcer's size, location, and underlying conditions. Consistent care and monitoring are crucial for successful healing.

Q: How long does it take for a foot ulcer to heal?

A: Healing times vary based on the ulcer's size, location, and underlying conditions. Consistent care and monitoring are crucial for successful healing.

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Take the first step towards pain-free living by scheduling an appointment with Flat Shoals Foot And Ankle Center. Contact us today to book your appointment and embark on your journey to optimal foot and ankle health.

 

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