Wound while in Mexico second time around

This week I have had a few patients with wounds a second time around. This patient developed one after being in Mexico and walking too much. This was due to his neuropathy and he developed a blister that developed into a sore. Hopefully this heals pretty quickly for him by staying off of it. He…

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The dangers of interfering with a parabola.

Here is a patient of mine that has had multiple surgeries on his feet. Most recently we removed the 5th metatarsal head. However, the next option is to do a mid foot amputation as there is not any more bones to remove. The challenge with his foo is he has a long 1st metatarsal bone…

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Why is it bad to wait for surgery if needed for a foot wound?

This is Dr. Don Pelto.  Today I want to talk about why it is actually not good to wait for surgery if you need it for a foot wound.  I want to tell about an experience with one of my patients.  This patient, she was an older woman who had a longer second toe.  This…

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Can I have a foot infection and not have pain?

Today I had a patient come in and he didn’t feel sick but he had a foot infection for the past few days. This is called cellulitis you can see the area of infection marked on the skin. His only symptom was some chills the last few days. He didn’t have any pain due to…

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5th Metatarsal Bone Infection

Here is an explanation about a wound to the 5th metatarsal head.  To watch video please go to this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILD7wRMt6Fk (Transcript) Hi, this is Dr. Don Pelto. I want to talk today a little bit about this condition of having an ulcer on the bottom of the foot.  As you can see in this…

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Diabetic Foot Ulcer Review

Hi, this is Dr. Donald Pelto, and I’m going to go over this week’s review of the current diabetic articles that we find on the internet.  So this first one here is from April 14th.  It’s “Foot wounds are a big threat to diabetics.” This is a study of people that had diabetes and they…

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The smartest patient of the week

Here is an experience of a patient that was very smart to call the doctor and avoid a potentially dangerous problem.  Check out this episode!

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How extra bone can cause slow wound healing.

In this podcast I’m talking a little bit about how to bones or accessory bones can cause increased pressure and wounds on the bottom of the foot I’ll explain a little bit about how removing it maybe necessary. If you promise helpful you can get your free 10 week course on wound healing at www.healmyfootwoundfast.com.…

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When home wound (visiting nursing) care is needed with a foot wound

Check out this episode! [Transcript] – D. PELTO: I have a special guest here from BAYADA Health Care, Kelly Malo, and we have been talking a little bit about how nursing and home nursing specifically can help people with foot wounds. I treat a lot of people in the office with diabetic foot wounds and…

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Are calluses really a problem?

Check out this episode!

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