When your immune system is healthy and vigorous, wounds heal easily on their own. But sometimes an underlying medical condition can cause pain and problems that need the specialized care of a podiatrist. At AHP Foot & Wound Care Specialists in Indianapolis, Dr. Todd Mann treats patients with hard-to-resolve foot wounds at care facilities, private homes, and his in-office location.
An accident or injury can cause wounds on the feet, but sores or infections that don’t heal in a reasonable amount of time are usually caused by an underlying medical condition, like diabetes.
Diabetic foot wounds manifest as ulcers or open sores, usually on the bottom of the feet. When these ulcers form, this can lead to an infection of the underlying tissue and sometimes the bone.
Besides diabetes, other causes of foot wounds can include peripheral vascular disease, venous insufficiency, pressure, and trauma.
Since foot wounds can easily become infected and create serious health issues, it’s important to see a podiatrist if:
The danger with diabetes-related foot wounds — or those caused by some other medical condition — is that they may be painless, but still disastrous to your health.
Whether it’s a foot, leg, or ankle wound, Dr. Mann can diagnose the problem and set you on a proper course of treatment
Depending on your wound's severity, treatment might include:
Those with diabetes should aim to keep their blood sugar (blood glucose) under control, as high blood glucose levels can slow or prevent wound healing.
By keeping your wound dressing clean and following Dr. Mann’s instructions, you’ll be on a faster road to recovery.
Book your appointment with AHP Foot & Wound Care Specialists today.