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Diabetic wound care is vital for preventing serious complications that could lead to amputation if left untreated. Diabetic wounds are deep, slow-healing ulcers with severely damaged tissue and a high risk for developing infections. If you have diabetes, your immune system is compromised. It isn’t as effective at healing injuries or fighting off invaders. Proper wound care cleans out any dead tissue and grime from an ulcer, then packs it with medicine to combat pathogens and encourage healing. It also forces you to stay off your feet and correct any issues that may have contributed to the wound’s development.
You need to take ulcers seriously and contact help immediately when one is discovered. Here at Foot & Ankle Associates, we will make it a priority to evaluate and treat diabetic wounds and head off life-threatening complications. Contact our offices in Sugar Land, Houston, and Missouri City, TX, for an appointment or more information. Call (888) 784-5335 or use the online contact form to reach us.