No. Although diabetic patients must be concerned about foot wounds and are more likely to develop foot ulcers than most, there are other conditions that can increase your risk for a foot wound, including:
Common Causes of Foot Wounds
Foot wounds can develop for a variety of reasons, but some common causes include:
What to Do If You Have a Foot Wound
If you have a wound on your foot, it is important to keep it clean and covered. Many wounds heal on their own and do not pose a problem. Signs that can indicate a more serious problem and require medical attention are:
If you notice these signs, or the sore on your foot or toe is not healing or is slow to heal, contact a podiatrist for an evaluation. A podiatrist will exam your foot to determine what treatment will work best for your specific condition. Treating a foot ulcer may include:
Foot wounds that go untreated are especially dangerous for those with diabetes. Complications from a foot ulcer can cause infection and gangrene, and they can sometimes result in amputation.
We Can Help
If you have a wound on your foot or are experiencing pain, contact Alliance Foot & Ankle Specialists for help. To request an appointment in our Grapevine or Keller office, fill out our online contact form, or call our office at 817-481-4000.