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Wounds Specialist

South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers

Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Royal Palm Beach, FL & Lake Worth, FL

Injuries to your feet or ankles can lead to wounds or ulcers that are difficult to heal without intervention. At South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers in Royal Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, and Belle Glade, Florida, the team offers wound care using some of the latest treatments to promote healing and preserve your mobility. To speak with a podiatrist about your wound, book an appointment by phone or online today.

Wounds Q & A

What is an ulcer?

An ulcer is a type of wound that doesn’t fully heal on its own. Ulcers are typically slow-healing or returning wounds. Ulcers result from a wide range of underlying problems, including:

  • Poor blood circulation
  • Problems with your veins
  • Kidney failure
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Inflammatory diseases

Without proper treatment, ulcers and other wounds can lead to serious infections and problems with your mobility. One of the most common types of foot wounds is diabetic ulcers. 

Diabetic foot ulcer

Diabetes is a common condition that causes a wide range of complications to your health. One of these complications, known as neuropathy, causes numbness and loss of sensation in your feet.

People with diabetic neuropathy commonly experience injuries to their feet without noticing. After going unchecked for some time, what was once a small scrape or cut can quickly turn into an open, slow healing wound. 

Diabetic ulcers can lead to a serious infection which may require surgery or amputation to preserve your overall health. 

When should I see a doctor about my wound?

When it comes to wounds and ulcers, early treatment is essential to avoid serious complications. If you experience a wound on your feet or ankles, contact the specialists at South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers as soon as possible.

The team provides several safe and effective treatments to help you heal and protect you from further injury. South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers offers some of the latest treatments to address your wound and reduce your risk of amputation. 

How are wounds treated?

Early treatment gives you the best chances of successfully treating your wound. At South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers, wound care typically begins with antibiotics and bandaging of the affected area. 

The team offers several advanced wound dressings, including medicated and biologically activated bandages. Depending on your condition, your doctor may recommend several Advanced foot wound treatments such as:

  • Platelet-rich fibrin therapy
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Stem cells

During your visit, your podiatrist works with you to determine the most effective treatment for your wound. The team makes sure they provide each patient with the needed information to understand their treatment options and make an informed decision about their health. 

To schedule your visit, call one of the offices or book an appointment online today.