Wound Care

Conditions Treated

Skin and wound conditions are superficial complications that can arise from accidents and injuries to chronic illnesses or aging.
Learn about the conditions our providers commonly treat.

Arterial Ulcers

Arterial ulcers are caused by blocked arteries. Sufficient oxygen and nutrients normally carried by the blood are unable to reach small cuts and damaged tissue, enabling them to fester, ulcerate and become infected.

Mostly found on the feet and ankles, arterial ulcers can occur anywhere on the body. Symptoms in the legs include swelling, itching, burning, reduced hair growth, flaking skin and discoloration.

Specialized wound care by our providers treats the arterial ulcers so these have optimal healing opportunity.

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Cellulitis – Foot

Cellulitis is a bacterial skin infection caused by staphylococcus invading a wound. Symptoms include a red and patchy rash that spreads quickly, skin that is hot to the touch, tenderness and swelling, fever and fatigue. If left untreated, cellulitis can progress into a serious condition. Our wound care medical specialists diagnose cellulitis and design personalized treatment plans.

Dermatitis – Foot

Dermatitis is a general term used to describe inflamed, irritated skin. Environmental sensitivities and a genetic predisposition are causes for dermatitis.

  • Contact dermatitis is caused by an allergic reaction to something that touches the skin.
  • Eczema, which causes dry, scaly patches, is also called atopic dermatitis.
  • When the skin blisters and becomes dry and itchy, dyshidrotic dermatitis occurs due to the skins inability to protect itself.
  • Lastly, seborrheic dermatitis presents as dry, scaly patches on the face and chest. It is often found in infants.

Our expert wound care providers specialize in long term relief from the discomfort, burning and itching associated with dermatitis.

Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Poor circulation from diabetes can cause skin on the feet to become damaged and break down. This results in large, open wounds called diabetic ulcers or foot ulcers. Patients with diabetes, especially those with nerve damage and peripheral neuropathy, should take extra care to monitor the condition of their feet. Thus, any ulcers can be detected early and treated promptly. Look for swelling, irritation, drainage, redness, and odor when checking the feet for ulcers.

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Swelling, formally known as edema, is a common condition caused by fluid buildup and retention around the hands, feet, legs, and ankles. While swelling can be due to medication regulating blood pressure or general inflammation, this fluid retention is also commonly caused by vein diseases like varicose veins. Patients with edema may notice limbs are more swollen than usual. They may also experience cold and numb feet, and open sores and ulcers on the feet and legs.

Treatment is available to relieve the swelling and discomfort. Additional therapies and treatments address symptoms such as skin texture changes, open wounds, and limited range of motion. If caused by an underlying issue with the venous system, recommended procedures include radiofrequency ablation, microfoam ablation, sclerotherapy or other vein treatments.

Venous Ulcers

Venous ulcers are the most common type of leg ulcer. These occur due to vascular insufficiency, or damaged valves hindering blood flow through the veins in the lower parts of the body. Blood pools in the lower legs, increasing the possibility of wounds forming.

Risk factors include obesity, diabetes, a sedentary lifestyle, recent injury, and high blood pressure. Specialized wound care by our providers treats venous ulcers so these have the best opportunity to heal.

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