Foot Ulcers and Wounds
Anytime you suffer a condition in which the skin on your feet is torn, punctured, ulcerated or cut, this requires wound care. Wound care is especially important on your feet, where bacteria and moisture tend to collect, creating increased danger of infection. Complete wound care by our podiatry specialists at Southwest Foot and Ankle Center in Lewisville, Plano and Irving can be key to healthier feet and improved mobility for every patient.
Types of Wounds
There can be a wide variety of wounds affecting the feet. These can be caused by illness, injury or what can seem to be simple irritation. Without proper treatment, however, these wounds can quickly develop into serious, even life-threatening, complications.
Wounds can include:
- Open cuts or lacerations
- Abrasions or scrapes
- Deep puncture wounds
- Contusions or bruises
- Crush injuries
Any of these foot wounds may cause pain, irritation, decreased mobility, infection and even the danger of limb amputation if not treated correctly. Patients with diabetic foot and complications such as peripheral neuropathy are even more susceptible to serious wounds and foot ulcers. When numbness exists, patients may not realize they have a wound until infection has set in.
Treatments for Wounds or Ulcers
Our podiatry team can determine the best treatment for your wounds using the most advanced medical technology and methodology. When caught early, Dr. Reza Mobarak, DPM, FACFAS, FAPWCA may recommend non-surgical foot treatments such as cleaning and debridement of the affected areas.
Wounds will be dressed and you may use a cast or boot to assist as you walk. Antibiotic medication to prevent or treat infection may also be suggested.
Severe infection may call for more aggressive treatment such as foot surgery. Your individual condition and overall health will indicate the best approach by our experienced foot and ankle team.
Dr. Mobarak is board certified and specially trained in wound care, foot and ankle surgery, trauma care and limb salvage. He lectures to doctors nationwide on topics including advanced wound care, diabetic limb salvage, hyperbaric medicine, and foot/ankle trauma. Dr. Mobarak also serves on the infectious disease committee at the Medical Center of Plano, making Southwest Foot and Ankle Center the best choice for your total podiatric care in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Schedule an Appointment
For more information on wound care and treatment of foot ulcers, contact our podiatry team online, or call the Lewisville clinic at 972-318-2738 or Plano clinic at 972-805-9985, or in Irving at 972-318-2655 to schedule an appointment.