Common Types of Foot Wounds

1. Diabetic Foot Ulcer (DFU)  - sores can appear anywhere on the foot but most common on the big toes and balls of the feet or heels 

2. Venous Stasis Ulcer – caused by damaged veins and usually on the ankle or leg area

3. Arterial Ulcer – caused by arterial insufficiency and may occur between or on the tip of the toes as well as the outer ankle

4. Pressure Ulcer – caused by improper shoes or lack of movement in the feet, most commonly in the heels or ankles.

Why are foot wounds such a problem for people with diabetes?

Peripheral neuropathy and poor circulation is very common in people with diabetes. With peripheral neuropathy, the nerves on the toes, feet, and legs may not work as well as they should. Thus, blisters or cuts may not be noticed until they become worse. With poor blood flow, wounds may be slower to heal. 

Tips to prevent foot wounds

1. Do not walk around barefoot

2. Inspect your feet daily. Use a mirror to look for any cuts or wounds and look between your toes.

3. Keep your feet clean. Dry between the toes.

4. Don’t forget to moisturize your feet. 

5. Avoid getting your feet too cold or too hot

6. Wear shoes that fit properly 

See your foot doctor for a checkup at least twice a year. If you have diabetes, see your podiatrist if you develop a sore or blister on your foot or have a wound that is slow to heal or does not heal. 

For more information on diabetic foot ulcers, you may contact Advanced Wound Healing Institute at (239) 430-3668 (FOOT). Advanced Wound Healing Institute is part of Family Foot and Leg Center, P.A.

At the Advanced Wound Healing Institute, we use advanced wound healing technologies to help keep patients out of the hospital and onto healing.
  • Faster recovery time
  • Better results
  • Improved long-term outlook
  • Optimal quality of life
We use in-office advanced wound healing products from Organogenesis

If you have a foot, ankle, leg, knee wound, do not delay.

See us at any of our locations throughout Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties.

Your wound healing experts.

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Diabetic foot ulcers lead to amputation and mortality
Diabetic foot ulcers lead to amputation and mortality, and thus, it is very important to prevent them. At the Advanced Wound Healing Institute, we offer advanced wound care for your feet and legs.

Our doctors are well trained from residency in conservative and advanced wound care options from simple debridement to advance grafting and flap techniques.
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Advanced wound care is a patient-centered and a multidisciplinary approach between podiatrist, vascular surgeon, and primary care doctor.

At the Advanced Wound Healing Institute, we specialize in the treatment of wounds that are difficult to heal. We offer the most current and advanced treatments in wound care.
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