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What Is a Puncture Wound? Puncture wounds are not the same as cuts. A puncture wound has a small entry hole caused by a pointed object, such as a nail that you have stepped on. In contrast, a cut is an open wound that produces a long tear in the skin. Puncture wounds require...
/conditions/puncture-wounds 1/10/2018 1:07:59 PM
Ulcers, which are open sores in the skin, occur when the outer layers of the skin are injured and the deeper tissues become exposed. They can be caused by excess pressure due to ill-fitting shoes, long periods in bed or after an injury that breaks the skin. Ulcers are commonl...
/conditions/wounds 1/10/2018 2:18:13 PM
Ulcers, which are open sores in the skin, occur when the outer layers of the skin are injured and the deeper tissues become exposed. They can be caused by excess pressure due to ill-fitting shoes, long periods in bed or after an injury that breaks the skin. Ulcers are commonl...
/conditions/ulcers 1/10/2018 2:10:52 PM
Advanced Treatments Help Hard-to-Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers—and Improve Lives Breakthrough treatments making the difference.    Advanced therapies for foot wounds are saving limbs, restoring mobility and improving the lives of many people living with diabetes who suffer from...
/article/advanced-treatments-help-hard-to-heal-diabetic-foo 1/10/2018 2:35:41 PM
For Those Living with Diabetes, Treatment with Stem Cells May Avert Amputation Data presentation shows stem cell therapy supports faster recovery, fewer infections in diabetics.     According to data presented at the 73rd Annual Scientific Conference of the American Colleg...
/article/for-diabetics,-treatment-with-stem-cells-may-avert 11/8/2016 12:51:53 PM
Power Mowers Pose Danger to Feet Thousands of foot injuries can be prevented each year.     Lawn care season is back and homeowners should use extra caution to protect their feet and the feet of those around them when using rotary-blade lawnmowers. Each year, some 25,...
/article/power-mowers-pose-danger-to-feet 11/9/2016 2:25:12 PM
Diabetes can be dangerous to your feet—even a small cut can produce serious consequences. Diabetes may cause nerve damage that takes away the feeling in your feet. Diabetes may also reduce blood flow to the feet, making it harder to heal an injury or resist infection. Because...
/conditions/diabetic-foot-care-guidelines 11/8/2017 2:45:37 PM
Foot Health Facts for People Living with Diabetes Having diabetes increases the risk of developing a wide range of foot problems, often because of two complications of the disease: nerve damage (neuropathy) and poor circulation. For those living with diabetes, foot problems...
/article/foot-health-facts-for-diabetics 11/8/2016 12:21:02 PM
Foot & Ankle Surgeons Examine Strategies to Treat Ulcers Before They Start Preventing reoccurrence key to managing dangerous foot wounds People with reoccurring foot sores or ulcers are in a constant battle to save their feet from amputation. Nearly 85 percent of lower-extr...
/article/foot-ankle-surgeons-examine-strategies-to-treat-ul 1/10/2018 2:30:08 PM
Going Barefoot? Beware! Tips for a safer barefoot summer.     Millions of Americans will go barefoot this summer, and thousands will suffer injuries, such as cuts and puncture wounds. Some will develop nasty infections that may require surgery. The best way to protect f...
/article/going-barefoot-beware! 12/6/2017 1:20:14 PM
Flip Flops & Foot Health Summer Barefoot Safety Diabetes & Protecting Your Feet from Heat Help for Heel Pain
/newsletter-issues/2018/summer-2018 6/19/2018 12:50:13 PM
Potentially Deadly Infection, Once Seen Primarily in Hospitalized Patients, Is Now Linked to Common Foot Conditions in the Community  More Americans are developing drug-resistant staph infections, known as MRSA, from common, relatively minor foot problems, such as cuts, crack...
/article/potentially-deadly-infection-linked-to-common-foot 11/23/2016 1:14:08 PM
Evolving Surgery Helping to Eliminate Foot Nerve Pain Foot & ankle surgeons are finding relief for long-time sufferers Imagine suffering with severe nerve pain in your feet—a pain often described as a shooting or burning sensation without reprieve. Oftentimes, this type of ...
/article/evolving-surgery-helping-to-eliminate-foot-nerve-p 1/10/2018 2:29:42 PM
People living with diabetes are prone to having foot problems, often because of two complications of diabetes: nerve damage (neuropathy) and poor circulation. Neuropathy causes loss of feeling in your feet, taking away your ability to feel pain and discomfort, so you may not ...
/conditions/diabetic-complications-and-amputation-prevention 1/10/2018 11:38:13 AM
Staphylococcus aureus is a type of bacteria that can be spread through the skin or open wound contact and is known to cause serious illness and infection if contracted. In recent years, certain types of staph bacteria, such as drug-resistant MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphy...
/conditions/staph-infections-of-the-foot 1/10/2018 1:47:20 PM
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