Ulcers are painful cracks in your feet that expose the inner layers of your skin and make them prone to infections. Once infected, the condition becomes extremely unbearable and requires immediate medical treatment.
Here are some important treatments that can prevent foot ulcers:
- Wearing soft cushioned shoes can ease the pressure on your feet and stop the ulcers from becoming worse. Special and customized shoes are available for such conditions. Ask your podiatrist for guidance related to the right kind of footwear.
- Anti-fungal creams and ointments are effective ways to improve the healing process. Application of adequate bandaging prevents ulcers from further infections.
- Properly cleaning and draining the fluids from the ulcers helps in healing and reduces the chances of aggravating their condition. Open ulcers are likely to get worse very quickly if not cleaned regularly.
- Physical therapy has shown positive results as it improves the blood flow and speeds up the healing process for ulcers.
- Being overweight increases the stress on your feet and consequently enhances the risk of ulceration.
Don’t wait for your foot ulcers to become worse. If you notice that the cracks in the skin of your feet are not healing, get professional assistance right away! Delaying treatment harms not only your feet but adversely affects your overall body. You remain in pain and your mobility is also likely to be negatively impacted.
Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Joseph Stuto is an expert for treating foot ulcers and other foot-related conditions. At Joseph Stuto, DPM, we understand the need for specialized care and individual attention and therefore we respond accordingly. You can visit us in Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights, New York, or call us at (718) 567-1403 / (718) 624-7537 at your convenience for any foot health-related concerns that you might have.