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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
27 years experience Podiatry
None: If you have a foot ulcer, do not put anything on it until you have checked with your podiatrist or a wound care specialist. It is not always best to ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
37 years experience Podiatry
Pressure: Usually these are secondary to pressure either from shoes or structural deformities or, most likely, a combination of the two. Compromised hosts, ie. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Sabb
24 years experience Sports Medicine
Visual inspection: The best way is visual inspection. If you have any concerns for ulceration, check your own feet. This is of particular importance in patients with ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
16 years experience Podiatry
An open area: A foot ulcer can be any break in the skin on the foot, generally not caused by trauma. They can be caused by pressure, which is the most common, or bu ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
You may not: Have any symptoms. Some people with ulcers are neuropathic or don't feel anything......An ulcer is a hole...If you have one see a doctor..
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
40 years experience Podiatry
Foot ulcers: Diabetes causes a condition known as microangiopathy. This is where the microscopic blood vessels become clogged and do not deliver blood to the skin ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Wound care: Best to prevent . There is no single cure for foot ulcers.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
40 years experience Podiatry
Diabetic ulcers: Diabetes causes a condition known as microangiopathy. This is the clogging of microscopic blood vessels that feed skin and sub-cutaneous tissues. Ther ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends: It depends on the location of the ulcer, how large how bad and what type of shoes. Usually some type of off-loading is necessary for the ulcer, whi ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yes: The same risk factors for ulcers in non-calloused foot apply in callused feet. Callouses are not necessarily protective.
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