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Diabetic foot ulcers, a frequent and serious complication of diabetes, require specialized care and attention. At Local Wound Care of Glendale, we provide comprehensive treatment for diabetic foot ulcers, employing advanced techniques and personalized approaches to ensure effective healing for our patients in the Los Angeles area.

Understanding Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Diabetic foot ulcers are open sores or wounds that typically occur on the foot’s bottom. They are particularly prevalent in individuals with diabetes due to a combination of factors such as poor circulation, nerve damage (neuropathy), and high blood sugar levels. These ulcers, if not properly treated, can lead to severe complications, including infections and amputation.

Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment

Our approach to treating diabetic foot ulcers includes:

  • Thorough Assessment: Evaluating the ulcer’s depth, size, and any signs of infection.
  • Blood Flow Analysis: Assessing circulation in the feet to determine any underlying vascular issues.
  • Customized Treatment Plans: Developing tailored treatment strategies, which may include debridement, advanced dressings, offloading techniques, and infection control.

Advanced Wound Care Modalities for Diabetics

We utilize a range of advanced wound care treatments, such as:

  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT): Aids in wound healing by applying gentle suction to the ulcer.
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT): Increases oxygen supply to the wound, promoting faster healing.
  • Bioengineered Tissue Substitutes: Used to stimulate healing in hard-to-heal ulcers.

Preventing and Managing Infections

Infection control is a critical aspect of diabetic foot ulcer treatment. We provide:

  • Antibiotic Therapy: When necessary, to treat and prevent infections.
  • Regular Monitoring: To promptly identify and address any signs of infection.

Patient Education and Lifestyle Modification

Educating patients about proper foot care and lifestyle changes is integral to our treatment process. We offer guidance on:

  • Daily Foot Inspections: Teaching patients to regularly inspect their feet for any changes or signs of new ulcers.
  • Proper Footwear: Advising on suitable footwear to reduce pressure on the feet.
  • Blood Sugar Control: Discussing the importance of maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.

Collaborative Care Approach

Our collaborative approach involves working closely with other healthcare providers, such as endocrinologists and podiatrists, to address all aspects of the patient’s health that can impact diabetic foot ulcers.

Contact Us for Expert Diabetic Foot Ulcer Care in Los Angeles

If you or a loved one is dealing with a diabetic foot ulcer, Local Wound Care of Glendale is here to provide expert care. Our team is committed to offering the best possible treatment and support to promote healing and prevent complications. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin your path to recovery.

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411 N Central Ave #200
Glendale, CA 91203