Thursday, 18 July 2024 00:00

Who said style can't be comfortable? With Custom Orthotics, you get the best of both worlds. Slip them into your favorite fashionable shoes and feel the difference. They mold to your feet, offering support without compromising on style. No more choosing between looking good and feeling great. With Custom Orthotics, step out in style and comfort every day. Contact our office to learn more!

Tuesday, 16 July 2024 00:00

Debridement is a key procedure in managing diabetic foot ulcers, involving a podiatrist removing dead and infected tissue to promote healing and prevent infection spread. This process is vital because the buildup of necrotic tissue can obscure the true extent of the ulcer. There are several methods of debridement. Surgical debridement involves a podiatrist using tools like scalpels to precisely remove dead tissue, often performed at the bedside or in an operating room for more severe cases. Mechanical debridement employs saline-soaked pads that adhere to and remove dead tissue upon removal, though this can be painful and may also disturb healthy tissue. Chemical debridement uses enzymes to dissolve dead material. Biological debridement, utilizing maggots, effectively cleanses wounds by consuming only dead tissue. Before any debridement, the podiatrist will assess the patient’s overall health, and the wound will be cleaned with a saline solution. If you have diabetic foot ulcers, it is suggested that you make a podiatrist a part of your medical team for expert wound care options.

Wound care is an important part in dealing with diabetes. If you have diabetes and a foot wound or would like more information about wound care for diabetics, consult with Dr. Eddy Caldwell from Foot Care of Northeast Arkansas, P.A.. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

What Is Wound Care?

Wound care is the practice of taking proper care of a wound. This can range from the smallest to the largest of wounds. While everyone can benefit from proper wound care, it is much more important for diabetics. Diabetics often suffer from poor blood circulation which causes wounds to heal much slower than they would in a non-diabetic. 

What Is the Importance of Wound Care?

While it may not seem apparent with small ulcers on the foot, for diabetics, any size ulcer can become infected. Diabetics often also suffer from neuropathy, or nerve loss. This means they might not even feel when they have an ulcer on their foot. If the wound becomes severely infected, amputation may be necessary. Therefore, it is of the upmost importance to properly care for any and all foot wounds.

How to Care for Wounds

The best way to care for foot wounds is to prevent them. For diabetics, this means daily inspections of the feet for any signs of abnormalities or ulcers. It is also recommended to see a podiatrist several times a year for a foot inspection. If you do have an ulcer, run the wound under water to clear dirt from the wound; then apply antibiotic ointment to the wound and cover with a bandage. Bandages should be changed daily and keeping pressure off the wound is smart. It is advised to see a podiatrist, who can keep an eye on it.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Jonesboro, AR . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Friday, 12 July 2024 00:00

Plantar warts are small growths that develop on parts of the feet that bear weight. They're typically found on the bottom of the foot. Don't live with plantar warts, and call us today!

Thursday, 11 July 2024 00:00

Custom orthotics for individuals with diabetes and foot ulceration are specialized devices designed to provide optimal support and protection for feet at high risk of complications. Diabetic feet are prone to neuropathy and poor circulation, making them vulnerable to ulcers and infections. Custom orthotics are meticulously crafted to fit the unique shape and pressure points of the patient’s feet, offering targeted relief and reducing pressure on ulcer-prone areas. These orthotics help by redistributing weight evenly across the foot, minimizing friction and pressure that can cause or exacerbate ulcers. They also provide cushioning to absorb shock and reduce the risk of injuries. The precise fit of custom orthotics ensures that there are no areas of excessive pressure, which is imperative in preventing further complications. The fitting process for custom orthotics involves a thorough examination by a podiatrist, who may use techniques like 3D scanning or casting to create an accurate model of the foot. This ensures that the orthotic device is tailored specifically to the patient's needs, providing maximum protection and comfort. If you are a diabetic with foot ulcers, it is strongly suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist to discuss custom-made orthotics to provide relief.

Experience a transformative solution to heel pain and foot pain through the personalized benefits of custom orthotics and shoe inserts. If you’re grappling with the persistent agony of plantar fasciitis, these customized inserts are designed to alleviate the strain on the plantar fascia, providing targeted relief. Engineered to adapt to your unique foot anatomy, custom orthotics tackle not only plantar fasciitis but also general foot and heel pain, offering unparalleled support and comfort. Don’t let every step be a reminder of discomfort; step into a world of tailored well-being. Say farewell to the limitations imposed by heel pain and embrace the freedom of pain-free mobility. Invest in your foot health and redefine your daily stride with the transformative power of custom orthotics and shoe inserts, ensuring each step is a step towards lasting comfort. 

If you have any questions please contact our office located in Jonesboro, AR . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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