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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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Have You Stepped on Something? Understanding Foreign Body Removal at Flat Shoals Foot & Ankle Center

When foreign objects like splinters, glass shards, or other materials penetrate the skin of the foot or ankle, they can cause pain, discomfort, and potentially lead to infection if not properly addressed. At Flat Shoals Foot & Ankle Center, we specialize in the safe and efficient removal of these foreign bodies, ensuring a clean healing process and preventing further complications.

Recognizing the Need for Foreign Body Removal

You might require professional removal of a foreign object if:

Prevention of Infection and Complications

Following the removal, we emphasize the importance of keeping the wound clean and dry. Our team will guide you through proper wound care, including changing dressings and recognizing signs of potential infection, such as increased redness, swelling, or pus.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How quickly should I seek treatment after stepping on a foreign object?

A: Prompt medical attention is advised to avoid complications like infection. Seeking professional help as soon as possible ensures the best outcome.

Q: How quickly should I seek treatment after stepping on a foreign object?

A: Prompt medical attention is advised to avoid complications like infection. Seeking professional help as soon as possible ensures the best outcome.

Q: Is the removal procedure painful?

A: The procedure itself is painless due to the application of local anesthesia. Some soreness may be experienced after the anesthesia wears off, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain relief.

Q: Is the removal procedure painful?

A: The procedure itself is painless due to the application of local anesthesia. Some soreness may be experienced after the anesthesia wears off, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain relief.

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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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