Diabetic Foot Wounds (Ulcerations)
Experienced Diabetic Foot Wounds (Ulcerations) Podiatrists
At Florida Foot and Ankle Specialists, we’re committed to delivering top-tier foot and ankle healthcare. Our board-certified podiatrist Dr Jason Spector, is adept at diagnosing and managing a wide array of disorders affecting the foot, ankle, and lower leg. These include diabetic neuropathy, a form of nerve damage often characterized by a tingling sensation or loss of feeling in the extremities, particularly the feet. Charcot foot, a serious condition that can deform the shape of the foot, is another condition commonly seen. Finally, he also treats diabetic foot ulcers and non-healing wounds that can lead to infection, which if not treated promptly, can lead to severe complications.
We’re equipped to handle everything from routine preventive care to complex reconstructive surgery, utilizing the latest advanced procedures, including regenerative medicine to ensure that our patients achieve their desired outcomes. Our goal is to create a responsive environment that caters to your needs, enabling you to regain your mobility as quickly and efficiently as possible with the assurance of high-quality care. Should you have any queries or worries about your foot or ankle condition, feel free to reach out to us – we’re always ready to assist.
What is a Diabetic Foot Wounds (Ulcerations)?
A wound, commonly referred to as an ulceration, is a break in the outer layer of the skin leaving the tissues underneath open. There are various reasons why ulcerations develop. One of the most common in the foot and ankle is complications from diabetes and peripheral neuropathy. Regardless of the reason, it is critical to see a Foot and Ankle Specialist anytime you suspect that you have an open wound. Complications from ulcerations can be devastating and sometimes lead to infection of the soft tissue and bone.
Symptoms of Diabetic Foot Wounds (Ulcerations)
There are a variety of symptoms that can indicate the presence of diabetic foot wound ulcerations. Some of the most common signs and symptoms include redness or discoloration, swelling, pain or tenderness, drainage, difficulty healing, and fever. Other symptoms that you could monitor for include calluses that may lead to open wounds.
Typical diagnosis includes X-rays and a thorough clinical evaluation. It is vital to not only evaluate the wound but also assess your complete medical history and any other confounding factors such as arterial or venous disease.
Our specialist Dr. Jason Spector is an expert in wound care and will work diligently with you towards healing you ulcer. We understand that this is a difficult time, and we are here to help. Your health is our number one priority, so come see our specialists today for proper evaluation and treatment.
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