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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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

By definition: all wounds are ischemic. meaning they don't have enough oxygen for healing. HBOT super-saturates the wound increasing the chance for healing. ...Read more

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What is the best method of healing diabetic foot ulcers ?

What is the best  method of healing diabetic foot ulcers ?

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! ...Read more

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What is a good cure for foot ulcers?

What is a good cure for foot ulcers?

Depends on the cause: 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. ...Read more

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Which products work best on diabetic foot ulcers?

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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How can you tell if you have foot ulcers?

How can you tell if you have foot ulcers?

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 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. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of foot ulcers?

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.. ...Read more

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Why do diabetics get foot ulcers?

Diabetic ulcers: 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. ...Read more

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What causes foot ulcers in diabetics?

What causes foot ulcers in diabetics?

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 and sub-cutaneous tissue. The decrease in available bloodflow causes these ulcers (wounds) that are very difficult to heal. ...Read more

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If I have foot ulcers, can I wear shoes?

If I have foot ulcers, can I wear shoes?

Assuming the ulcers: 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. ...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


Dr. Payam Rafat
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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