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Wound Care Specialist

Associated Foot Specialists -  - Podiatrist

Associated Foot Specialists

Podiatrists located in Holden, MA & Hudson, MA

If you have non-healing, painful wounds on your feet or toes, the expert podiatry team at Associated Foot Specialists in Holden and Hudson, Massachusetts, can help. Skilled podiatrists Anthony Tickner, DPM, and Steven Quan, DPM, offer advanced wound care services to speed up wound healing and get you back on your feet. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or book one online today.

Wound Care Q & A

What is wound care?

Advanced wound care at Associated Foot Specialists uses a variety of medical treatments to reduce your risk of infection and help foot wounds heal as quickly as possible. Your podiatrist offers the most advanced, innovative wound care treatments available to restore foot functioning. See a doctor as soon as possible after you notice a non-healing or painful wound.

What are non-healing wounds?

Non-healing wounds are sores that don’t heal on their own or with conventional treatments. If left untreated, non-healing foot wounds can cause severe or life-threatening infections. They may also diminish your quality of life and prevent you from staying active. 

Non-healing wounds that are infected could appear discolored, leaky, draining, swollen, or smelly.

What are the risk factors for non-healing wounds?

Though anyone can develop non-healing wounds, some things boost your risk of having one. Examples include:

  • Weak immune system
  • Diabetes
  • Nerve damage
  • Personal or family history of non-healing wounds
  • Smoking
  • Unhealthy eating habits
  • Anemia
  • Heart problems
  • Infections 

If you have a non-healing wound that doesn’t go away with at-home care, see the Associated Foot Specialists team for an evaluation. 

How does my doctor diagnose non-healing wounds?

If you have a severe or long-lasting wound, your podiatrist discusses your symptoms and medical history with you. They examine the wound and may swab it, so a lab can analyze the sample and give your specialist a better idea of the type of wound you have.

What are common wound care solutions?

Podiatrists at Associated Foot Specialists offer a variety of treatments for non-healing wounds, such as:

  • At-home wound care education
  • Topical medications 
  • Specialized dressings
  • Compression wraps or stockings
  • Antibiotics
  • Debridement (removing unhealthy tissues)
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Negative pressure therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or stem cell injections
  • Surgery

If you have a smaller wound, you can usually care for it at home by keeping it clean, not placing pressure on the wound, using antibiotic cream, and properly bandaging your wound.

Your podiatrist personalizes wound care treatments to give you the best outcome with the lowest risk of infection and other complications.

If you have a large or non-healing wound, see the experts at Associated Foot Specialists. Call the office, or use the online scheduler today.