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Diabetic Wound Care services offered in Riverside, CA

If you have diabetes, you’re also more likely to experience slow-healing ulcers. Diabetic wound care provides a quick and effective way to treat these wounds and reduce the risk of infection. At Inland Podiatry Group, expert podiatrist Jeremy Busch, DPM, and the team provide diabetic wound care to people of all ages. If you have diabetes and want to lower the risk of foot and ankle-related complications, make an appointment at the practice in Riverside, California, by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.

Diabetic Wound Care Q & A

What is diabetic wound care?

Diabetic wound care diagnoses and treats neurotrophic ulcers and other slow-healing wounds that occur due to diabetes. Diabetes is a group of diseases that affect your circulation as well as your body’s ability to regulate blood sugar.

If you cut yourself or experience a puncture wound, poor circulation slows your body’s natural healing process. As a result, the wound is more likely to become infected. Diabetic wound care cleans and treats the wound before that happens, ensuring your ankles, feet, and toes stay healthy.

Who can benefit from diabetic wound care?

Anyone who has been diagnosed with diabetes can benefit from diabetic wound care. That’s especially true if you have poor circulation, a foot abnormality (like flat feet), or a history of foot-related trauma. 

Even if your feet appear healthy, it’s important to visit Inland Podiatry Group at least once a year. Diabetes increases the risk of permanent nerve damage, so you might not realize it, even if there’s something wrong. Routine podiatry checkups can alert you to potential issues early on when they respond best to treatment.

What issues can benefit from diabetic wound care?

At Inland Podiatry Group, the team uses diabetic wound care to treat various foot-related issues, including:

  • Athlete’s foot
  • Fungal infection of the nails
  • Calluses
  • Corns
  • Blisters
  • Bunions
  • Dry skin
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar warts

You might also benefit from diabetic wound care if you experience an ingrown toenail. That’s because if you have diabetes, an ingrown nail is more likely to become infected or gangrenous.

What does diabetic wound care involve?

At Inland Podiatry Group, diabetic wound care begins with a review of your medical history and a discussion of your symptoms, including how often they occur, if they’re worse at certain times of the day, and if you take any medication to help manage them.

Next, your provider has you remove your shoes and socks so they can examine your feet and toes. They also take a series of X-rays to assess the alignment and health of your bones and joints.

After gathering the necessary information, your provider develops a custom diabetic wound care plan. Depending on your needs, that might include:

  • Antibiotics to prevent infection
  • Taking pressure off the area (a process called “off-loading”)
  • Debridement (removing dead skin and tissue)
  • Dressing the wound
  • Healthy lifestyle changes

Ultimately, the goal of treatment is to keep your blood sugar levels healthy and reduce the risk of infection. To prevent complications, your Inland Podiatry Group provider may schedule regular checkups. Make sure to attend each and every appointment.

To explore the benefits of diabetic wound care, make an appointment at Inland Podiatry Group by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.