Diabetic Wound Care Specialist

General Podiatrist in Las Vegas, NV

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Diabetic Wound Care

Taking good care of your feet when you have diabetes means keeping them healthy and functional. At Las Vegas Footcare, Pardis Kelly, DPM, wants to help those with diabetes keep their feet healthy by offering comprehensive diabetic wound care and prevention. Call the Las Vegas, Nevada, office or use the online tool to request an appointment. 

What role does prevention play in diabetic wound care?

Preventing wounds is the number one goal of diabetic foot care. Dr. Kelly recommends you examine your feet every day for signs of trouble. This involves looking for signs of injury, sores, calluses, ingrown nails, or other problems. 

If you do find anything out of the ordinary, reach out to Las Vegas Footcare immediately. These foot problems can be effectively treated when caught early, so more in-depth wound care is not needed. 

Regular checkups at Las Vegas Footcare enhance your daily foot checks. Dr. Kelly can look at areas of potential concern, like gait abnormalities that put undue pressure on certain areas of the foot, making you vulnerable to sores or ulcers. 

Dr. Kelly may recommend diabetic shoes or specialized orthotics to even out your foot pressure and keep your feet wound-free.

What are diabetic foot ulcers?

Diabetic foot ulcers are open sores or wounds that occur in patients with diabetes. Often, these sores are located on the bottom of the foot and cause pain while walking. They also have a great potential of becoming infected. 

If you notice a foot ulcer, seek care from Dr. Kelly immediately. Timely care can reduce the risk of infection and amputation and improve your quality of life. After her surgical residency, Dr. Kelly completed a diabetic fellowship and has the skills necessary to deal with your wounds.

What diabetic wound care is available for foot ulcers?

Dr. Kelly wants to heal your foot ulcer as soon as possible. Her treatment goals are to:

  • Prevent infection
  • Take the pressure off the area of the wound
  • Remove any dead skin and tissue
  • Apply medications and/or dressings

She’ll also work with you and your diabetic specialist to make sure you’re able to manage your blood glucose levels. Proper management of your diabetes can help ulcers heal faster and prevent new ones from forming.

If your wound is infected, she may prescribe antibiotics and hospitalization in the most severe cases. 

Healing can take several weeks or months, but Dr. Kelly is with you every step of the way.

To schedule at Las Vegas Footcare and get the most compassionate and supportive diabetic wound care available, call the office today or use this website to book online.