If you have diabetes, it's critical to work with an experienced podiatrist to keep your feet healthy and get wound care if you need it. The team of podiatrists at Foot Healers offers specialized wound care services at their five convenient offices in Brentwood, Chesterfield, Creve Coeur, St. Peters, and Shrewsbury, Missouri. Taking care of diabetic foot ulcers is essential to preventing infection and other complications. If you need expert wound care, call Foot Healers, or schedule a consultation online today.
Wound care is a specialized podiatry service for patients with diabetic ulcers or wounds on their feet. It helps to protect your feet, prevent infection, and keep you mobile and pain-free.
Diabetes can damage your blood vessels and your nerves, which can culminate in minor foot injuries turning into ulcers.
Blood vessel damage reduces circulation to your feet, which slows down your tissue repair process. At the same time, nerve damage reduces the sensation in your feet, so you might not feel or notice a tiny injury.
As a result, if you have a small nick in the skin on one of your feet, the wound can worsen without you knowing, eventually turning into an ulcer and increasing your risk of infection, necrosis, and amputation.
Expert wound care can keep infection and other complications at bay, protecting your foot while you heal and your overall health and wellness.
The podiatrists at Foot Healers provide customized wound care services to address your specific needs. They carefully clean your wound and remove any dead tissue. Your foot doctor applies medication and carefully bandages your foot to keep the pressure off the wound.
Your podiatrist also trims your toenails and provides dermatological care for your cuticles and the skin on your feet. Routine professional care keeps your feet healthy and reduces your risk of inadvertently injuring yourself by cutting a nail too short or cutting a cuticle too deeply.
This routine foot care allows your podiatrist to monitor your foot health and diagnose any injuries or other problems before they become severe. They can treat issues quickly and reduce your risk of ulcers and other complications.
The team at Foot Healers provides expert diabetic foot care and wound care to keep your feet healthy. Your podiatrist can diagnose the early signs of neuropathy and help you get additional treatment to reduce your risk of injury.
They also offer advice and can collaborate with your other physicians to help keep your glucose under control.
If you have diabetes and need expert foot care, including wound treatment, call Foot Healers or make an appointment online today.