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What does the start of a diabetic foot ulcers actually look like?

What does the start of a diabetic foot ulcers actually look like?

It depends.: Foot ulcers do not usually happen spontaneously. They usually begin at the site of an injury. Avoiding poor-fitting footwear that causes reddening of the skin, or blisters; closely monitoring minor injuries, and seeking prompt care for major injuries or minor ones that do not improve quickly can help prevent ulcers from forming. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


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How can I address my diabetic foot ulcers?

How can I address my diabetic foot ulcers?

Multiple factors: 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. ...Read more

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How common are diabetic foot ulcers?

How common are diabetic foot ulcers?

Very: This is very common especially in diabetics with neuropathy. Since they have no feeling in their feet, they are prone to break down. Proper shoe wear and seeing your podiatrist on a regular basis is a must! ...Read more

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Can diabetic foot ulcers heal?

Can diabetic foot ulcers heal?

Yes: If cause of ulcer is properly addressed and there is adequate circulation, absence of infection, adequate health/nutrition as well as proper offloading /eliminating excessive pressure on area. ...Read more

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How are diabetic foot ulcers treated?

Multiple remedies: 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. ...Read more

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Which products work best on diabetic foot ulcers?

Need to see it: There are too many products to suggest any without seeing your wound and knowing your health history, and the response to previous treatments. You would be best served going to a wound center that has a podiatrist. They have all the latest and best technology to treat you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is salt a good solution for diabetic foot ulcers?

No: Salt solutions such as saline is physiologic to the human body, but pure salt water solution in high concentrations is detrimental to wound healing. ...Read more

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Foot Ulcers (Definition)

Foot ulcers are a clinical finding in which there are areas of skin on the feet that have been eroded and are not healing well. This occurs mainly in people with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, or other causes ...Read more


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Diabetic Foot (Definition)

Diabetic foot is a symptom in which a person with diabetes (usually after years of illness) develops poor circulation and poor sensation in one or both feet. Diabetic feet are prone to injuries, ...Read more


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