Blog Archive

7 Conditions That Respond Well to Compression Therapy Mar 15th, 2021

Compression therapy has gained attention in mainstream media lately thanks to its popularity among athletes. In fact, you may have seen people running, cycling, or playing in a big game with tight sleeves of spandex on their arms and legs.  While these athletes may be using the sleeves to enhance...

Is Your Bone Infected? Feb 16th, 2021

A bone infection, also known as osteomyelitis, develops when germs reach one or more bones, causing swelling and inflammation.  In the past, these infections were considered incurable. But medical advancements have made osteomyelitis a highly treatable condition, thanks to powerful antibiotics and innovative surgical techniques.  Still, it’s essential to detect...

Understanding Pilonidal Cysts Jan 18th, 2021

Pilonidal cysts usually develop above the cleft of your buttocks at the base of your tailbone. These painful masses form when a hair punctures the skin and becomes embedded in the area.  While pilonidal cysts usually aren’t life-threatening, they’re prone to infection. This can trigger a variety of symptoms, including:...

Understanding Possible Post-Mohs Surgery Complications Dec 29th, 2020

An estimated 9,500 Americans receive a skin cancer diagnosis each day. Fortunately, specialized treatment with Mohs surgery can deliver cure rates as high as 99% while preserving more healthy tissue in the area.  But Mohs surgery still leaves a wound behind, which means you need expert care for optimal healing....

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

5 Signs Your Surgical Wound Isn't Healing Properly Nov 13th, 2020

Whether you’re preparing for surgery or have just undergone a procedure, you should know to pay attention to the incision site.  Your skin is your body’s natural barrier protecting you from infection, so when you have breaks in your skin — even if a doctor makes them in a sterile...

Stubborn Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Oct 14th, 2020

Approximately 9.3% of Americans live with diabetes, and an estimated 25% of them develop diabetic foot ulcers over their lifetime. Foot ulcers can lead to infection, gangrene, and amputation. In fact, if you have diabetes, you’re 15 times more likely to undergo limb amputation than those without the condition. At...

Questions You Should Ask to Find a Qualified Wound Care Specialist Sep 18th, 2020

In a perfect world, you can expect most wounds to heal within approximately three months. Unfortunately, healing is a complex process, so it’s possible to have wounds that heal slowly or not at all.  And ignoring these sores or ulcers can lead to worsening problems and even dangerous complications, like...

Why a Wound Shouldn’t Take 6 Months to Heal: The Truth Behind Time and Healing Aug 4th, 2020

You can end up with a wound for a variety of reasons. Some wounds can be as tiny as a paper cut, and others can be as significant as a large ulcer. However, no matter what created the opening in your skin, your body goes through four general stages to...