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What are foot ulcers from?

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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
8 doctors agree

In brief: Pressure

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.

In brief: Pressure

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.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Increased Pressure

Diabetes can diminish normal sensation in feet.
A small blister may go undetected and progress to a foot ulcer. See your board certified podiatrist for a thorough physical examination, diagnosis, and appropriate reccs.

In brief: Increased Pressure

Diabetes can diminish normal sensation in feet.
A small blister may go undetected and progress to a foot ulcer. See your board certified podiatrist for a thorough physical examination, diagnosis, and appropriate reccs.
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Multifactorial

Some causes of foot ulcer include trauma, poor arterial or venous circulation, and skin cancer.

In brief: Multifactorial

Some causes of foot ulcer include trauma, poor arterial or venous circulation, and skin cancer.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Robert Leland
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: Overload

Ulcers which are particularly a problem in diabetic patients usually result from overload (pressure) to the foot either from a prominent bone area or deformity.
Lack of protective sensation which can result from neuropathy puts patients at a further increased risk. Seek treatment immediately-without proper management this can result in amputation.

In brief: Overload

Ulcers which are particularly a problem in diabetic patients usually result from overload (pressure) to the foot either from a prominent bone area or deformity.
Lack of protective sensation which can result from neuropathy puts patients at a further increased risk. Seek treatment immediately-without proper management this can result in amputation.
Dr. Robert Leland
Dr. Robert Leland
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