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Types of Foot Ulcers

Types of Foot Ulcers
Wednesday, 07 September 2022 00:00

Research has indicated there are millions of Americans that live with chronic wounds and some may produce foot pain. A common foot wound is a diabetic foot ulcer which often results from diabetes and neuropathy. They generally develop on the sole of the foot or on the big toe. Additional types of wounds on the feet include a venous stasis ulcer which is caused by damaged veins. If there is arterial insufficiency, an arterial ulcer may develop and can be found on the tips of the toes or between them. When improper shoes are worn or there is a lack of movement, a pressure ulcer can form in the heel or ankle. There are several methods that can help prevent wounds on the feet like refraining from walking barefoot, washing and drying the feet daily, and moisturizing the soles of the feet when they are damp. It is also beneficial to prevent the feet from being extremely hot or cold. It is important to examine the feet every day for existing cuts, bruises, and scrapes. If you would like more information about foot ulcers and how to prevent them, please confer with a podiatrist who can address any concerns you may have.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Arbor - Ypsi Foot & Ankle Centers. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Causes

Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more

Diagnosis

To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.

Treatment

Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Ann Arbor, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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At Arbor - Ypsi Foot & Ankle Centers in Ann Arbor, Michigan, we identify your unique foot and ankle needs and develop a highly effective and individualized treatment plan to resolve them. Our experts will work relentlessly to make you feel better and put your best foot forward.