About Diabetic foot Sores1
A diabetic foot ulcer or a sore is a serious injury. It requires proper care and attention to avoid infections that can lead to a stay in the hospital, and in severe cases, amputation.
There are two main causes of diabetic foot ulcers:
1. Neuropathy (no-ROP-A-Thee), it is nerve damage, which leads to a loss of emotion. Without feeling in your feet, you may not notice if your foot hurts, which can cause your injury to be untreated. Walking on an untreated wound is the most common cause of diabetic foot ulcers.
2. Poor circulation in the legs and feet can affect the very small blood vessels that nourish the skin. The lack of healthy blood circulation can lead to bad skin repair, causing the skin to break and not to heal properly, causing a sore.
What are the signs and symptoms?
Since the wounds of the diabetic foot are often painless, it is not uncommon for people to have had a sore for a while before going to the doctor. This can lead to more complications because people with diabetes tend to have sores and surrounding skin infections (cellulite).
Diabetic foot injuries are evaluated according to severity between 0 and 3:
0. To Risikofuß without injury
1. Flat wound without infection
2. Deep wound, exposing the tendons and joints
3. Extended sores or abscess
What are the treatments for diabetic foot sores?
The standard treatment for a diabetic foot ulcer is often a mixture of purification and removal of the totem’s tissue from the wound (debridement), the application of wet bandages, and rest. Antibiotics are prescribed when there is an infection. The wound should be protected against other wounds until it heals. This also includes keeping the weight off the feet until the wound is healed. Real efforts must be made to avoid another injury by wearing appropriate footwear and often examining the skin. Although healing from any injury may take time, lack of healing progress after 3-4 weeks (injury does not diminish in size or moves in the direction of closure) indicates that the current treatment program is not working, and the treatment with APLIGRAF ® should be taken into consideration.
Apligraf ®, in combination with a standard treatment, has shown that it cures more diabetic foot injuries, faster. It provides the normal missing skin healing substances such as proteins, growth factors and cells directly into the wound. 4 of course, as with any health condition, it is best to prevent diabetic foot pains than to treat one.