Each physician at JAWS Podiatry is a specialist in in wound care. We pride ourselves in preventing foot infections and loss of function by administering the utmost care with foot abrasions, cuts and sores.
Predominantly, serious wounds that require medical intervention are diabetic foot wounds and transform into ulcers. These open sores around the bottom of the feet are the leading cause of diabetic foot amputations.
For patients with diabetes, treating wounds on the foot as soon as possible is key. Nerve damage can limit your ability to feel pain or infection, so be sure to check your feet for minor scrapes and cuts regularly. Even if it seems minor, always visit your podiatrist for diabetic wound care to err on the safe side.
Patients without diabetes may also require wound care for a serious injury that necessitates stitches or a dirty wound needing proficient cleaning. If you see any signs of infection, such as puss, pain or swelling, call our office immediately. In cases of animal bites, relentless bleeding or significant trauma, visit your nearest emergency room as soon as possible.