Wound Healing is Worry Free with Top Tier Treatments

Wounds on the feet and ankles are often more than just scrapes and cuts. Rather, they can be stubborn, dangerous ailments that are also slow to heal due to the unique challenges of the afflicted areas – constant weight bearing, limited blood flow, and exposure to moisture and friction, to name a few.

Even the most persistent wounds can find their way to recovery with the right care and support, and you’ll find that and more at the Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Institute. Read on to learn how.

First Steps:

  • Cleanliness is Key: Thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting a wound is key to preventing infections, which are major obstacles to healing and threats to your overall health.
  • Pressure Relief: Offloading weight from the affected area is crucial for promoting blood flow and tissue repair. Therapeutic footwear with offloading capabilities has been shown to reduce the occurrence of diabetic foot ulcers, for example. 
  • Moisture Balance: Keep the wound moist with appropriate dressings, but avoid over-saturation, which can soften the surrounding skin.

Advanced Support

These are just two of the in-depth services and treatments we provide at our Wound Care Center of Excellence:

  • Diabetic Foot Care: Diabetics are particularly vulnerable to foot wounds due to nerve damage and poor circulation. Early detection and meticulous care are essential to prevent serious complications. A study published in the Journal of Wound Care found that diabetic foot ulcer care programs can significantly reduce amputation rates.
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT): This therapy involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber, boosting tissue oxygenation and promoting healing in chronic wounds. A 2020 review in the journal “Diabetes & Metabolism” concluded that HBOT can be a valuable tool for healing diabetic foot ulcers resistant to conventional treatment.

Partner With Your Podiatrist

Wounds on the feet and ankles require specialized care. Whether it’s identifying the underlying cause of the wound or providing specialized treatment tools, a podiatrist’s assistance is crucial.

Here are just a few of the potent options we offer:

Don’t let wounds get worse. If you’re struggling with wound care and you don’t know where to turn, please contact us for an appointment. Like Dr. Michaels says:

 If it’s below the knee, think of me!