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what is the best method of healing diabetic foot ulcers ?

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Dr. Andrew Schneider
Preventive Medicine 24 years experience
There isn't really..: ...A best method. The reason i love treating diabetic foot ulcers is that they are all different. Because of that there are a large number of dressing choices. Most importantly, however, is to get the pressure off of the ulcer. This is done with a cast, fracture boot, or specialized shoes. Be sure to visit your podiatrist and get the wound evaluated asap!
Dr. Robert Lang
Dr. Robert Lang commented
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Also, keep your diabetes controlled and exercise your legs to increase blood flow which helps healing. Do something that doesn't put pressure on the ulcer.
Nov 5, 2012
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
A cast known as a total contact cast is the most effective method of offloading or redistributing the pressure. In addition to podiatrists, these wounds care also effectively treated by Wound specialists
Dec 25, 2012
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Multifactorial: Offloading of diabetic foot ulcers, good nutrition, gycemic control, regular wound debridement by your physician, and local wound care are essential factors in improving the healing rate.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 12 years experience
Wound care. : Diabetic ulcers will generally heal if you offload the area (decrease direct pressure with an insert, or a wheelchair), have your doctor trim the callus and dead tissue away on a regular basis, and if the ulcer is infected, you may need oral or IV antibiotics, depending on the severity of the infection.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Diabetic foot: You need to seek care from wound center or podiatrist as soon as possible. The evaluation of a diabetic foot ulcer requires a careful history, investigation of your neurological status of your feet, an assessment of the blood flow, and a comprehensive treatment plan that may include debridement, cultures, offloading (which is the most important issue most of the time), and testing. Do not delay!

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Wound care. : Diabetic ulcers will generally heal if you offload the area (decrease direct pressure with an insert, or a wheelchair), have your doctor trim the callus and dead tissue away on a regular basis, and if the ulcer is infected, you may need oral or IV antibiotics, depending on the severity of the infection.

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