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Total Contact Cast Helps With Foot Ulcers

Tuesday, 10 October 2023 00:00

Foot ulcers can be a debilitating condition, common among individuals with diabetes. An effective treatment option in managing foot ulcers is a total contact cast. A podiatrist can apply this device and it consists of a custom-made cast that snugly conforms to the shape of your foot and ankle. The cast ensures pressure redistribution across the ulcer, reducing the risk of further tissue damage and accelerating the healing process. It also immobilizes the foot, preventing excessive movement that can worsen ulcers and hinder recovery. Further, a total contact cast acts as a protective shield, safeguarding your foot from external factors and reducing the risk of infection or other complications. Studies show that this type of cast can speed up ulcer healing compared with more conventional dressings and offloading techniques. This is due to a customized fit that maximizes both comfort and effectiveness. To determine whether a total contact cast is suitable for your condition, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist, who is specifically trained to manage diabetic foot ulcers. 

Diabetic foot care is important in preventing foot ailments such as ulcers. If you are suffering from diabetes or have any other concerns about your feet, contact one of our podiatrists from Plaza Podiatry. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes affects millions of people every year. The condition can damage blood vessels in many parts of the body, especially the feet. Because of this, taking care of your feet is essential if you have diabetes, and having a podiatrist help monitor your foot health is highly recommended.

The Importance of Caring for Your Feet

  • Routinely inspect your feet for bruises or sores.
  • Wear socks that fit your feet comfortably.
  • Wear comfortable shoes that provide adequate support.

Patients with diabetes should have their doctor monitor their blood levels, as blood sugar levels play such a huge role in diabetic care. Monitoring these levels on a regular basis is highly advised.

It is always best to inform your healthcare professional of any concerns you may have regarding your feet, especially for diabetic patients. Early treatment and routine foot examinations are keys to maintaining proper health, especially because severe complications can arise if proper treatment is not applied.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Baltimore, Lutherville, and Dundalk, MD . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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