Lower Leg Wounds

woundsIt is critical that lower leg wounds and open sores on the feet be treated to prevent infection and minimize long-term damage to the skin. This is especially true for people with diabetes and other conditions that might interfere with proper circulation and inhibit natural healing. A podiatrist will treat lower leg wounds and foot wounds with topical and oral antibiotics, as appropriate, to attack any potential infections directly, while also working with the patient to ensure that other factors such as diet and exercise are optimized to promote healing. Early intervention and treatment by a qualified podiatrist can eliminate the danger of complications that might require surgery if lower leg wounds are left untreated.
Foot and Ankle Pain