How Are Diabetic Wounds Treated?
Treatment of diabetic foot wounds usually begins with a process called off-loading. Wounds along the feet can be difficult to heal as when you walk, you continuously put pressure on the area. In order to take off this pressure, you will be required to wear special footgear or a brace or use a wheelchair or crutches. Taking the pressure off your foot reduces irritation and swelling, allowing your body’s natural healing to take place.
Your provider might also recommend compression therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, wound debridement, or topical treatments like bioengineered skin grafts. Your provider will recommend a customized treatment plan to best address your diabetic wounds during your initial evaluation.