Chronic wounds are ulcers, lacerations, punctures, etc. that do not heal or improve in a normal, reasonable amount of time. They are most commonly caused by diabetes mellitus and venous stasis.
- Diabetes mellitus is a condition where nerves are damaged. This nerve damage causes a loss of sensation that allows minor injuries to be ignored—or not noticed at all—until they become a more serious wound.
- Venous stasis is an impaired blood flow to limbs. Without the proper blood flow, tissue repair slows down or even stops completely.
Treating your chronic wounds properly is the best way to stave off infection and permanent damage. Call Collier Podiatry P.A. to get the best wound care available!