A foot ulcer is a wound that forms by a number of reasons. A wound can form because of diminished or restriction in circulation, known as Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). An ulcer can also form in an area of increased pressure when there is numbness of the nerves known as peripheral neuropathy.
A foot ulcer is a serious medical
condition and must be taken very seriously. A foot ulcer or wound is very
susceptible to infection, which puts the person's limb, and even life, at risk.
An infected foot ulcer is a main cause of amputation of the foot or leg. If
addressed early, however, a foot ulcer can be healed and measures can be taken
to prevent it from occurring again.
If you have questions
or concerns regarding your foot health, please feel free to contact our Family Foot Care. We are more than welcome to answer
your question and help you to have a healthy feet.