Our Podiatrists serving Newark & Greenville, DE and Garnet Valley, Kennett Square, West Grove, PA specialize in Diabetic Foot Care & Wound Care(Foot Ulcers)
DIABETIC FOOT CARE
Diabetes has become an epidemic in this country. If you have diabetes it is essential that you have your feet evaluated by a podiatrist. Our Podiatry Team, Foot and Ankle Associates, is here to help.
Diabetics are prone to poor circulation, have a weakened immune system and impaired nerve function in their feet. Due to poor circulation or lack of sensation after poor circulation, diabetic feet are more susceptible to developing sores, and non-healing wounds which may lead to ulcers. These wounds can also develop into serious infections which can lead to amputations, loss of limbs and even loss of life.
With diabetes, you also have a good chance of developing peripheral neuropathy. Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy can be pain, numbness, tingling and burning sensation in your feet. We recommend that you come in for a comprehensive diabetic foot evaluation. We will use the latest technology to test and assess the circulation to your feet, and determine if you have peripheral neuropathy. Once the evaluation is complete, We will design a treatment plan specifically for you.
If you're a diabetic, schedule an appointment Foot and Ankle Associates so that we can provide you with the care you'll need to minimize possible complications.
VAC® THERAPY FOR WOUND CARE
When you first come to our practice,Foot and Ankle Associates, we will use the latest technology to perform a comprehensive neurologic, vascular and orthopedic exam.
Foot and Ankle Associates doctors can offer patients with acute or chronic open wounds state-of-the-art treatment including VAC® Therapy (Vacuum Assisted Closure).
This is a proven and cost effective technique that is revolutionizing advanced wound care. VAC® therapy is the controlled application of sub-atmospheric pressure to a wound using a therapy unit to intermittently or continuously deliver negative pressure to a specialized wound dressing. VAC® therapy helps remove fluid and infectious materials; helps protect the wound environment, and can expedite the healing of chronic wounds and foot, ankle or leg ulcers.
Once the wounds are healed, patients are regularly followed up to help avoid future problems. So, if you have a non-healing wound on your foot, ankle or leg especially if you're diabetic, we strongly recommend that you schedule an appointment for a comprehensive evaluation.