Looking for a doctor to help with your wounds foot condition in or around San Francisco, the Bay Area, or Sacramento? Novato Foot and Ankle Center can diagnose and treat your wounds condition.
Wounds are open sores that can arise for a variety of reasons. Wounds may occur as a result of decreased sensation to the feet due to conditions such as diabetes, neurologic disorders or exposure to toxins or chemotherapy. Wounds can also occur due to disease processes such as venous insufficiency that causes excessive swelling in the legs. When the excess fluid does not have the appropriate mechanism to be circulated and expelled, it may cause open wounds with significant drainage.
Open sores that occur on the bottom of the foot are often due to structural deformities of the foot that cause excessive pressure or friction in certain areas. These increased areas of pressure make the area prone to skin breakdown. If a wound occurs on the foot, it is important to seek medical attention immediately as these wounds carry high risk of infection and complications. If the foot becomes red, hot or swollen or you experiences nausea, vomiting, fevers or chills, you should present to the nearest emergency room as soon as possible for immediate evaluation.