Milwaukee Foot Specialists Provide Advanced Foot Ulcer Treatment
The Foot Doctor Milwaukee Trusts for Accurate Diagnosis and Superior Foot Care
Our Milwaukee foot specialists understand the severity which can result from an untreated foot ulcer. Foot ulcers are generally characterized as a crater on the foot which is surrounded by thick, callused skin. Severe foot ulcers can expose underlying tendons and bones, leading to more infection and damage. If you notice a crater on the foot which may be associated with redness, swelling, bleeding, blisters, itching, burning, pus or green discharge you should see our Milwaukee podiatrist immediately! When left untreated foot ulcers can require hospitalization for severe infection, gangrene and amputation. Foot ulcers are especially common in the elderly and the disabled who may not be able to feel or see the developing ulcer. Caregivers should be ensuring proper foot care and take warning of any progressing foot conditions.
Foot ulcers are most commonly found in patients with:
- Blood Clotting Disorders
- Circulation Problems
- Foot Abnormalities of the Bones or Muscles
- Foot Fractures
- Foot Neuropathy
- Varicose veins
- Those with a genetic predisposition
When you arrive at one of our Milwaukee podiatry clinics our foot specialist will perform basic diagnostic tests which may include testing reflexes, checking for impaired sensation and altered gait. To see if your foot ulcer is infected our Milwaukee podiatrist may take blood tests, a bacterial culture or order an X-Ray, MRI, CT scan or bone scan to check for tendon, ligament and bone damage. If you think you or a loved one may have a foot ulcer don’t wait! Foot ulcers can progress quickly, so contact our Milwaukee podiatry clinics right away.