Building a Comprehensive Wound Prevention Plan
Seeking professional guidance and care for a potential foot ulcer as soon as possible (and going someplace with advanced treatment options) is absolutely the best way to respond to an ulcer that’s already in progress.
But do you know what’s even better? Preventing wounds from developing in the first place.
Obviously, our first priority is to get any urgent problems under control. But beyond that, our office will help you develop a comprehensive strategy to reduce your future risk of severe wounds. Quite often, you can significantly improve your odds using very simple methods, such as:
- Carefully examining your feet for 5 minutes each day
- Managing your underlying conditions (typically diabetes)
- Practicing good hygiene
- Avoiding barefoot walking
- Switching to therapeutic shoes with custom orthotics
We are happy to put together an appropriate plan based on your specific needs! For more information about what a typical foot care plan looks like for those with diabetes or any history of foot wounds, be sure to check out this blog post.
If You Have a Foot Wound, Every Minute Counts
Far too many people in this country end up losing a limb—or worse—because they underestimated (or simply failed to notice) a foot wound and did not seek professional care in time.
This is not to scare you, just to make you aware of how serious wounds are. The good news is that the worst outcomes are almost always preventable. If you are taking good care of your feet, checking them every day, and calling us at the first sign of problems, you will be in a great position to maintain good foot health for the foreseeable future!
To make an appointment with Burlington County Foot & Ankle Associates in Medford, NJ, give us a call today at (609) 714-0052. We understand how severe foot wounds can be, and will make every possible effort to get you in immediately if urgent care is needed.