Advanced Wound Care
There is no such thing as a “minor” foot wound if you have diabetes, neuropathy, or any other condition affecting your circulation, immune system, or nerve health. A hole in the bottom of your foot is not normal!
Festering ulcers and open sores, if left unaddressed, can get worse and worse until amputation is the only viable option. This is an emergency—which is why, if you have a diabetic wound that needs attention, we’ll do everything to get you in to see us within 24 hours.
We can treat wounds both on-site or, if necessary, at the local wound care center. This includes care for conditions including:
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Venous leg ulcers
- Arterial ulcers
- Hypertensive ulcers
- Traumatic wounds
Some of the advanced treatment options and procedures we can provide include:
- Multi-layer compression wraps and stockings
- Dressing changes
- Total contact casting
- Unna boots
- Advanced biologics and stem cells
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Of course, we will also make sure you’re prepared with all the information you need for aftercare, and prescribe any appropriate preventative treatments (such as orthotics and diabetic shoes).
It bears repeating: almost all of the most severe diabetic foot complications can be prevented with diligent attention and care.
To prevent ingrown toenails, it is best to avoid trimming your toenails too short. Trim your toenails straight across instead of curving at the edges. Trying to cut out the ingrown edges can make the condition worse over time. If this is the first time you are experiencing an ingrown toenail, you may also try to soak your feet in lukewarm water with epsom salts. If you do not notice improvement in your symptoms within a couple of days, see your local podiatrist for further management before the condition becomes worse. In general, home treatment does little to fix the problem and can make the problem worse.
When To See Your Podiatrist
You should see your podiatrist if you continue to experience pain and redness or if your symptoms worsen. Your podiatrist will perform a minor procedure to remove the offending nail border and improve your pain. The procedure will likely be performed with local anesthesia to make you comfortable. They may also prescribe an antibiotic to treat the infection if needed. Most people experience minimal pain after the procedure and can resume normal activity the next day.
7800 66th St N #207, Pinellas Park, FL 33781, USA