At the office of Gary Feldman, DPM, we specialize in caring for your feet! If you’ve ever stepped on a nail, had a toenail injury, or notice a cut or wound on your foot, we can help.
A simple cut on the foot can be painful and make it difficult to walk, but will likely not cause long-term problems. However, it’s important to have any foot wound looked at by a podiatrist to ensure it is healing properly, does not require stitches or further treatment, and is kept clean to prevent infection. Even a simple cut from stepping on a sharp object, can get infected and become more serious if not properly cared for right away.
A podiatrist will determine the extent of the injury and the best way to clean or protect the area—whether it’s a tetanus shot, stitches, or simply maintaining good hygiene.
Wound care is an important part of podiatric care. We see many patients with foot injuries from stepping on a sharp object, and foot ulcers or wounds due to diabetes and other underlying health conditions. Depending on the complexity and cause of the wound, our podiatrists may collaborate with other healthcare providers to provide comprehensive care and treat any other conditions that may be the cause or associated with the wound.
Also, depending on your overall health, a foot wound can be more serious if you have other conditions such as poor circulation, or a vascular disorder, for example. Some of these conditions make it more difficult to feel the wound, so you may be at increased risk for infection. If you have any of these conditions, it’s important to be conscientious about checking your feet. If you notice any changes or signs of a cut or wound, you should see your doctor right away.
At the office of Gary Feldman, DPM, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.
By Hicksville Office
September 28, 2020