Foot Ulcers and Wounds
Foot ulcers can be a real pain, but at Hunt Footcare, we’ve got the expertise, experience and knowledge to treat them, from initial evaluation to treatment and future prevention.
Foot ulcers are skin injuries or wounds to the foot that take a long time to heal. They can be caused by poor blood flow (arterial), compromised veins (venous), continuous pressure or rubbing (decubitus) or decreased circulation (neuropathic) due to diabetes or similar conditions.
Foot ulcers come in four stages of severity, depending on the depth of the wound and how many layers of skin and underlying tissues it affects. The deeper the ulcer is, the higher the risk of infection.
Professional treatment for foot ulcers
Foot ulcers can be painful and have the potential to cause damage to tissue, muscle and bone if infection sets in and the ulcer remains untreated. At Hunt Footcare, we take time to properly assess your foot ulcer, taking a swab if we think it might be infected and having lab tests done, including x-rays to determine the type of infection. We can then prescribe the correct antibiotics as well as treating the ulcer by deep cleaning it (debridement), dressing it and reducing pressure where possible.
In addition, at Hunt Footcare, we work closely with your family doctor and other specialists to access high tech diagnostic tests such as bone scans to check for deep-seated infections, and vascular assessments (doppler tests) that check for poor circulation and insufficient oxygen when indicated.
Don’t let foot or leg ulcers spoil your lifestyle, visit one of our expert feet clinics in Ingersoll, Stratford or London, with easy access via the 401 and 402 Highways.