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Is there a remedy that helps heal a pressure ulcer on the back of a heel?

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In brief: Yes

The key is establishing a correct diagnosis.
You should find a wound care center where specialists can evaluate your ulcer and develop a comprehensive treatment plan.

In brief: Yes

The key is establishing a correct diagnosis.
You should find a wound care center where specialists can evaluate your ulcer and develop a comprehensive treatment plan.
Dr. Wesley Marquart
Dr. Wesley Marquart
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Dr. Linda Harris
Heel ulcers are generally caused by pressure. Relief of the pressure is key. It is important to also be assessed to ensure you have adequate circulation to heal the wound. It would be a good idea to be seen by a vascular surgeon.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Heel pressure ulcer

You need to work with your wound care team to relieve the pressure off of the heel: that is the most important thing that you can do.
Without that relief, it really does not matter what product you put on the wound itself. Your wound team needs to take a look at the wound and help decide what is best for you.

In brief: Heel pressure ulcer

You need to work with your wound care team to relieve the pressure off of the heel: that is the most important thing that you can do.
Without that relief, it really does not matter what product you put on the wound itself. Your wound team needs to take a look at the wound and help decide what is best for you.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

However this is a very complex problem that needs aggressive attention.
There is no one remedy but as long as there is no gangrene or infection and sufficient blood flow, pressure relief and good nutrition the wound should heal. Please seek the opinion of a vascular surgeon to help you through this.

In brief: Yes

However this is a very complex problem that needs aggressive attention.
There is no one remedy but as long as there is no gangrene or infection and sufficient blood flow, pressure relief and good nutrition the wound should heal. Please seek the opinion of a vascular surgeon to help you through this.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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