At Columbus Foot & Ankle, P.C., the team uses wound care to treat ulcers and other slow-healing lesions that affect the feet and toes.
Anyone with an open wound can benefit from wound care, but it’s primarily designed for people with diabetes and other conditions that affect circulation to the feet. If you experience a scrape, cut, or puncture and poor circulation, the wound may become infected. Without treatment, that increases your risk of gangrene or amputation.
You might benefit from wound care at Columbus Foot & Ankle, P.C. if you have an underlying medical issue that increases your risk of leg and foot ulcers, like:
You might also be a candidate for wound care if you have a structural abnormality, like a bunion or a hammertoe.
Make an appointment at Columbus Foot & Ankle, PC., if you experience symptoms of an open wound or ulcer, including:
These signs may indicate an infection, so it’s important to get professional help.
At Columbus Foot & Ankle, P.C., the team tailors wound care to each individual’s needs.
First, your provider asks you to remove your shoes and socks. Then, they carefully examine your feet and toes, assessing the size, shape, and appearance of the ulcer. Your provider might also order X-rays to see how deep the ulcer goes or determine if you have a bone infection.
At Columbus Foot & Ankle, P.C., the team offers various wound care services. After a complete exam, your provider develops a treatment plan that relieves pain and helps heal your wound. Depending on your needs, that might include:
If you have a large wound or your wound becomes infected, surgical intervention might be necessary.
To learn more about the various types of wound care, make an appointment at Columbus Foot & Ankle, P.C. by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.