Snow blowing can slow down wound healing

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Snow blowing can slow down wound healing

I had a patient come in today who I have been treating his foot wound for a number of months.  This is the 2nd wound he had but he has a hard time staying off his foot.  I have put him into a off-loading boot but he keeps walking.

This is a similar circumstance to many people who have  a foot wound and no pain due to neuropathy.  What made the issue worse was that we had a big snow storm and he went out to snow blow his driveway and then helped a neighbor!

The wound got larger and it will take even more time to heal.  So the story here is don’t go out to snow blow in a blizzard if you have a foot wound.