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With diabetes on the rise, many individuals are at risk for developing foot ulcers. People with diabetes are prone to all sorts of medical conditions, especially problems with their feet. Foot ulcers can be a common ailment among people with diabetes particularly because of the loss of sensitivity they can experience in their feet.

If you develop an open foot wound, follow these helpful steps to properly caring for a foot ulcer.

  • Wrap your wound. You should immediately wrap the wound to reduce swelling and more importantly prevent any infections from occurring. Wounds should be wrapped with a medical bandage tight enough to keep your foot in place, but not too tight that it prevents blood flow to the rest of your foot. You should continue to keep your foot wrapped until you can have it properly examined and wrapped by a professional.
  • Wear diabetic specific shoes. Just like with every sport there is footwear available that is specific to people with diabetes.  These shoes better fit their needs and further protect their sensitive feet. Diabetic specific shoes work as a bigger barrier between your feet and the hard ground. They also give your feet the support and cushioning that they require in their fragile state.
  • Seek treatment.If you are suffering from diabetes, no health setback is minor. If you do develop any kind of open wound on your feet, medical attention should be sought immediately. Dr. Phil Pinsker and his trained staff will be happy to assist you in all of your needs.  Our goal is to get you back to being healthy and feeling great. You should have regular appointments to have your feet evaluated.

Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common foot injuries to lead to an amputation. With proper care severe consequences can be avoided. Remember to check your feet on a daily basis for open wounds or skin abnormalities. If you experience a diabetic foot ulcer contact our office at (724) 225-7410 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Phil Pinsker.

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