Just about everybody deals with occasional cuts and scrapes now and again. For most people, they are relatively minor concerns that quickly heal.
However, if you’re suffering from a condition like diabetes, neuropathy, peripheral artery disease, or related problems, there’s a much greater risk of skin breaking down into ulcers that linger, won’t heal, and may even develop dangerous infections.
If you or someone you love has developed an open sore or wound on their feet or legs, do not wait another second to seek medical attention—even if you are not experiencing pain. Early intervention and treatment are critical if you want the best possible chance of avoiding serious complications, up to and including amputation.
Exceptional Wound Care from Capital Podiatry Associates
At Capital Podiatry Associates, we provide high-quality, on-site wound care to patients with foot and leg ulcers. This includes the use of MLS laser therapy as a treatment option, which can accelerate the natural healing process for your tissue and skin to help your wound close faster and reduce your risk of infection.
Plus, because we are also a podiatry practice, we can help you organize a long-term plan for preventing foot wounds in the future, including custom orthotics, therapeutic shoes, regular diabetic foot care exams and screenings, and more. It’s extremely convenient to have all of these care options under “one roof”—and of course, we also will work in cooperation with other members of your medical team (or provide necessary referrals to other specialists) to help you stay on top of your care.