Diabetic Ulcer Management
Hello, Im Dr. Sean Hodson here from White Sands Podiatry in Destin, Florida, with some information you need to know about foot ulcers. Patients with diabetes are up to 46 times more likely than other patients to experience amputation, and the biggest reason is due to foot ulcers.
Fortunately, the damage from foot ulcers doesn’t have to cause amputation, as early detection and treatment can prevent as many as 85 percent of all amputations.
Under normal circumstances, they may tingle or burn; however, the presence of diabetic neuropathy can deaden the nerves in your feet and prevent you from recognizing that there is a problem.
If ulcers are discovered, they should be treated using a combination of therapeutic footwear, dressings, and antibiotic ointment. In some cases, it might be necessary to shave the ulcer as well.
Patients with Diabetes sometimes attempt to treat foot ulcers on their own because they believe they are a small problem that doesn’t require a visit to my office.
Back to Blogs