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Dr. Payam Rafat answered:

Can somebody tell me how can hyperbaric oxygen therapy(hbot) treat diabetic foot ulcers?

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Under pressure, the oxygen concentration in the serum and adjacent tissues increase allowing for a temporary improved oxygen delivery to the wound.
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Dr. Brynn Ewen answered:

what is a good cure for foot ulcers?

Depends on the cause

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There are various causes for foot ulcers including: poor circulation, venous stasis, diabetic neuropathy. Ulcers caused by poor circulation may need the help of a vascular surgeon. Ulcers caused by edema/leg swelling require compression. Diabetic ulcers required eliminating the pressure on the wounds.
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Dr. David Laha answered:

What are foot ulcers from?

Pressure

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Usually these are secondary to pressure either from shoes or structural deformities or, most likely, a combination of the two. Compromised hosts, ie. diabetics, vascular disease, neuropathy, etc are most affected Dr L
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What causes foot ulcers in diabetics?

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Diabetes causes a condition known as microangiopathy. This is where the microscopic blood vessels become clogged and do not deliver blood to the skin and sub-cutaneous tissue. The decrease in available bloodflow causes these ulcers (wounds) that are very difficult to heal.
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Why do diabetics get foot ulcers?

Diabetic ulcers

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Diabetes causes a condition known as microangiopathy. This is the clogging of microscopic blood vessels that feed skin and sub-cutaneous tissues. Therefore, if there is any pressure point on the foot, the blood flow is essentially cut off and the skin breaks down as the skin cells die from lack of blood flow.
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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of foot ulcers?

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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..
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Dr. Brian Sabb answered:

How can you tell if you have foot ulcers?

Visual inspection

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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 peripheral neuropathy as is seen in diabetics. Regaular inspection is important. Look for skin cracking, thinning, hot or warm areas, redness and swelling, blood, and toe nail problems. Any questions, see your PCP or specialist.
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Dr. Ronald Oberman answered:

Are foot ulcers from poor circulation?

Sometimes

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Poor circulation or clots can certainly cause an ulcer. However people with neuropathy, who have little or no sensation on the feet are also very prone to ulcers: especially is any part of the foot is under a learge amount of pressure. Trauma and infection as well as pressure sores can also cause ulcers.
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How are diabetic foot ulcers treated?

Multiple remedies

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Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper wound healing. There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to get a wound closed but it takes a knowledgeable well trained specialist to know when to implement the appropriate treatment during the course of wound healing similar to a conductor leading an orchestra.
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Dr. Brandon Macy answered:

If I have foot ulcers, can I wear shoes?

Assuming the ulcers

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are on the bottom of the foot, part of the treatment needs to be removing pressure from the ulcer(s), also known as offloading. Under some circumstances, something can be put into regular shoes with an accommodation, but if the ulcer(s) are big and bad enough, a more aggressive form of offloading is needed. This can range from a special surgical shoe to a total contact cast.
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