STEP 5: Nerves and Sensation

STEP 5: Nerves and Sensation: Pain is a gift because it’s our body’s warning signal that something is wrong. A lack of pain sensation, also called neuropathy, is dangerous for diabetics. Here are some things to know about your sensation: Being able to experience pain is a good thing High blood sugar can make nerves swell…

Continue Reading →

Step 4 – Bone and Pressure Evaluation

Step 4 – Bone and Pressure Evaluation: Bony prominences on our feet can be pressure areas when we walk and pressure areas = possible future wound. Here are some things that cause wounds: Bony prominences! This includes bunions and hammertoes. Calluses and corns are areas of bony prominences and these are bad A tight heel cord…

Continue Reading →

Ulcer to the toes, what is the cause?

This is a patient who came in with calluses to the tips of his right 2nd and 3rd toes.  The calluses had blood dried underneath.  What do you think caused this?   When evaluating the shoe I noted that the sock liner had moved backward and it was pinching the toes when patient was walking.…

Continue Reading →

Patient with recurrent ulcer on the big toe

Here is an x-ray and picture of a patient of mine.  He had a surgery that was done to remove the joint in the big toe as you can see above.  This usually helps wounds from stop coming back.  However, in this case the toe was quite swollen after the surgery and the patient was…

Continue Reading →

Step 3 – Skin and Wound Evaluation

Step 3 – Skin and Wound Evaluation: Skin can tell us a lot about how healthy we are, so take a careful look at your wound and the area around it. Here are some quick tips on what to look for and do: Check your feet or have someone else check regularly. Be creative and find…

Continue Reading →

Step 2 – Blood Flow and Swelling

Step 2 – Blood Flow and Swelling: We need good blood flow to keep us healthy. Here are some quick tips on things you should check for: Pulses in your feet  Swelling in your legs or feet, which can prevent or stop your wound from healing Don’t be afraid to ask your doctor if you need…

Continue Reading →

Step 1 – Blood Sugar and Nutrition

Blood Sugar and Nutrition: Many factors affect the healing of your foot wound, including your general health, nutrition, and keeping your diabetes under control. Here are some tips on how to have good health and nutrition when you’re diabetic: If you’re diabetic, you should be checking your blood sugar several times a day. Levels may be…

Continue Reading →

9 Steps Quick Start Guide

Here is an overview of the 9 steps to would healing that can be found at www.healmyfootwoundfast.com.  In the following episodes I will cover each topic in more detail. Check out this episode

Continue Reading →

Great toe infection, what to do?

Here is an example of a patient of mine who has a foot infection.  As you can see there is some redness and infected around the great toe.  This is an emergency and the patient has an infection inside of the bone that will need surgery to remove a portion of the bone that has…

Continue Reading →

Page 2 of 2