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By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
December 27, 2017

Foot ulcers bring the pain and they should be avoided when necessary. Our podiatrist, Adam Mucinskas, D.P.M., can treat this condition at Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC, located in Cromwell, CT. Please call our offices at (860) 632-5499. Our Patient Education should also be looked at for further helpful information.

Foot ulcers effect diabetics in high numbers. They are openings in the skin of the foot that reveal the tissue underneath. There are Neuropathic ulcers, Ischemic ulcers and a combination of both. This condition appears on the ball of the foot or underneath the big toe. It is inconvenient due to its location and can be hard to avoid rubbing it against objects. If the sore gets infected and is left untreated, it could mean that an amputation is necessary.

Amputations may become required if not treated timely. There are some ways to prevent amputation such as only removing the infected skin from the ulcer or decreasing pressure around the ulcer. Medicines are another source of treatment. All diabetics have the potential to develop foot ulcers. Those diabetics that use insulin and also have another disease are usually at a higher risk of developing foot ulcers. Those who are overweight or drink large amounts of alcohol or smoke tobacco products frequently have high risks of the progression of foot ulcers.  Treatment may include proper cleaning and removing of dead skin, trying not to walk barefoot, wearing socks when possible and exercising to help with circulation. Stopping the bad habit of smoking is also helpful as it can increase circulation. Any healing cream can thereafter be applied prior to covering the wound to prevent further infection. In some instances, skin grafts may be utilized to protect the open wound from infection. Oxygen therapy can also be of assistance with speeding up the healing process when required

Due to the stubborn nature of this condition to be painful, we recommend that you please contact us as soon as possible to avoid severe pain. This condition can be treated effectively and your routine will immensely benefit from it!

 

By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
June 14, 2017
Category: Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetic foot pain can seriously impact your daily routine, especially when dealing with wound care. In particular, diabetic foot ulcers usually occur on the bottom of feet and afflict diabetics. If left untreated, it can lead to infection and sometimes amputation. Our podiatrist, Adam Mucinskas, D.P.M., can help to treat this condition and potentially prevent major surgery. You can visit Dr. Mucinskas at Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC, located in Cromwell, CT.    

Diabetic Foot Ulcers are openings in the skin of the foot that reveals the tissue underneath. There are different types that you should know about:

  • Neuropathic ulcers cause numbness in the foot. Diabetes generally causes numbing in the foot, and minor cuts can turn into these ulcers.
  • Ischemic ulcers result from a lack of blood flow and are difficult to heal due to the decreased blood flow.
  • A combination of the above ulcers can result from the foot being numb and experiencing a lack of blood flow simultaneously.

There are several treatments that could help prevent amputation:

  • Removal of the infected skin from the ulcer via surgical tools.
  • Use of a surrounding safety material such as a removable boot that can decrease pressure around the ulcer. 
  • The area around the wound where the Ulcer is treated can be covered with ointments or other special dressings.
  • There may be other treatments to help increase blood flow around the ulcer location for those who have reduced blood flow.

For those experiencing chronic heel pain as a result of Plantar Fasciitis, PinPointe Foot Laser Therapy can be used treat it. This treatment is non-surgical, uses non-focused waves and does not require any form of anesthetic.

As you can see, heel pain left undiagnosed can lead to severe foot injuries, especially for those who stand all day on their feet. If you are experiencing chronic heel pain, contact or make an appointment with our offices by calling as soon as possible. Take this opportunity to get the best option for treatment and recovery.

           

 



 








 

 

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