People with diabetes are vulnerable to serious wounds that affect the integrity of their feet. At Pinnacle Foot and Ankle Clinic in Westminster, Colorado, Katherine Parodi, DPM, and Jacob Stuart, DPM, help you take good care of any wounds on your feet, so you stay healthy and functional. Call today or use the online tool to schedule an appointment and get the wound care you need for your feet.
People with diabetes often need care for diabetic foot ulcers. These open sores or wounds have a hard time healing due to nerve damage and poor circulation. They can lead to serious pain while walking and have the potential to become infected.
If you notice any type of cut or sore on your foot, seek care at Pinnacle Foot and Ankle Clinic right away. If you have a wound that is bleeding, open, or unable to heal, you’re at risk of infection and possible amputation.
The team at Pinnacle Foot and Ankle Clinic does everything possible to help your foot ulcer heal as soon as possible. Goals of wound care treatment are to:
Wound care also means making sure you’re able to manage your blood glucose levels. When you properly manage your diabetes, foot ulcers heal faster. The Pinnacle Foot and Ankle team may reach out to your primary care physician or diabetes specialist to coordinate care.
You may be prescribed antibiotics if you have a wound that’s infected. In severe cases, a foot infection can put you in the hospital.
Wound care and healing may take several weeks or months. The team at Pinnacle Foot and Ankle Clinic team is there for your entire treatment process.
It’s best if you never need wound care. Some preventive steps can help you manage your foot health when you have diabetes:
If you have diabetes, you need a trusted provider to help you maintain good foot health. Call Pinnacle Foot and Ankle Clinic today to start your care, or use this website to schedule a visit online.