Wound Care

Foot & Ankle Concepts, Inc. -  - Podiatry

Foot & Ankle Concepts, Inc.

Podiatry & Foot & Ankle Surgery located in Oxnard, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Camarillo, Palmdale, & Westlake Village, CA

Open wounds on your feet and ankle can turn into a more serious problem if not treated properly. The specialists at Foot & Ankle Concepts Inc., with offices in Oxnard, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Camarillo, Palmdale, and Westlake Village, California, provide expert wound care and can help promote healing and prevent infection for your foot or ankle wound. For management of your wound, call the office or book an appointment at the office closest to you using the online booking button.

Wound Care Q & A

What type of wound needs medical care?

Any wound on your foot or ankle requires special attention and care and should be evaluated by a specialist. Your feet especially require extra attention due to the potential damage any wound could cause to the muscles, tendons, nerves, or blood vessels found in your foot.

Additionally, if you have an open wound on your foot or ankle that hasn’t healed after several weeks of home care, it’s time to come in and see the experts at Foot & Ankle Concepts Inc. You should also have your wound evaluated if:

  • It’s draining pus
  • It’s warm or painful
  • You have a fever

How you got the wound may also determine if you need care. For example, if you have a puncture wound after stepping a nail, you may require an updated tetanus shot.

What can I expect during wound care?

Your specialist at Foot & Ankle Concepts Inc. will conduct a thorough evaluation when you come in for treatment for your foot or ankle wound and then develop a personalized treatment plan using the most advanced medical care available to help promote wound healing.

Treatment may include:

  • Wound cleaning
  • Inspection of the granulated tissue
  • Redressing your wound

If it’s needed, your surgeon may cut away, or debride, dead tissue to help your body create new, healthier tissue to promote the healing process. If your wound is infected, your specialist may swab a sample and have it tested to determine the cause of your infection so you get the most effective antibiotic to prevent any further complications.

Can I get wound care if I have diabetes?

The experts at Foot & Ankle Concepts Inc. specialize in the treatment and management of foot and ankle wounds for people with diabetes. If you have diabetes and a foot or ankle ulcer, your specialist will treat, clean, and monitor your wound to help promote healing, prevent infection, and reduce your risk of amputation. Good wound care for diabetes is essential for healing and preventing a more serious medical problem.

Once your wound has healed, your specialist may recommend custom orthotics to reduce your risk of developing another foot ulcer.

For wound care management, call Foot & Ankle Concepts Inc., or book an appointment using the online booking button.