Start the New Year with healthy feet free of pain and complications by having a regular checkup at your Culver City Foot Doctor. Routine podiatric checkups are a must to avoid overlooking potential complications, particularly over long holidays. Seeing your podiatrist when the year has just started is also a great way to avoid forgetting routine assessments particularly for those with chronic podiatric conditions. Those with diabetes who are at risk of foot injuries, elderly patients with chronic foot and heel ulcers and the like can schedule their New Year podiatric checkup at Culver City Foot Doctor J. Leonard Knudson's practice, Associated Foot Care.
Regular Checkups for Patients Prone to Chronic Foot Ulcers and Heel Ulcers
Foot and heel ulcers can occur in patients with health conditions, from those who are elderly with mobility problems, to those with diabetes, which can cause neuropathy. Diminished sensation means that patients cannot feel pain from slight wounds, which when unnoticed untreated can grow or become infected. Diabetes also diminishes blood circulation, which will impair tissue healing and further complicate the wound healing process. Likewise, patients with mobility impairments can have similar issues with circulation and they will have difficulty adjusting their extremities to lessen pressure on boney prominences.
Regular examination is a must to prevent minor wounds from growing larger. Wound care must be done early on before further complications emerge. Dr. Knudson will perform wound assessment and devise an appropriate treatment plan. These can include medication such as antibiotics, wound cleaning and dressing, as well as elevating the feet or using specialized cushions to reduce pressure on the affected limb.
Prompt and proper treatment of these foot and heel pressure ulcers to heal the wound, prevent further occurrences and improve patient quality of life requires collaboration between the patient and the podiatrist. Patients' families or caregivers should be part of this if the patients require assistance in caring for themselves. Either way, Dr. Knudson will educate the patient and their caregivers on the treatment process and ways to prevent the ulcers from occurring again.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. J. Leonard Knudson - a Culver City Foot Doctor for treatment.
Dr. J. Leonard Knudson is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Culver City and near West Los Angeles. We also tend to patients from nearby - UCLA, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice, Santa Monica and the West Los Angeles area.
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