Wound care is particularly important for those with diabetes. It’s possible that what appears to be a small wound could turn into more severe foot complications down the road if left untreated. It’s common for those with diabetes to experience neuropathy. Neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that affects the body and can cause you to lose feeling in the feet. If you’re no longer experiencing feeling in your feet and a wound develops, it’s very possible it may go unnoticed if you don’t check your feet daily.
Some factors that contribute to the formation of wounds on the feet include wearing tightly fitted shoes, getting a pebble stuck in your shoe, or simply walking. What may appear to be just a small inconvenience such as a blister or callus can worsen over time, so it’s important to be safe and seek the attention of a professional. If you’ve developed a wound, it’s recommended that you try your best to keep the weight off of the area until you’re able to meet with a podiatrist.
Some ways to prevent wounds from developing include checking your feet daily for any injuries, washing and drying your feet daily, dressing for comfort and making sure your toes have enough space, and properly trimming your toenails straight across. Because wounds can lead to more severe complications, especially for those with diabetes, we recommend you speak with a podiatrist for professional guidance and a suggested plan for treatment.
RxAmnion offers a cutting-edge solution in wound care through its amniotic tissue allografts. These are human amniotic membrane tissues that have been minimally manipulated to form a patch, specifically designed to aid in the healing of wounds. When placed on or around a wound, the allograft serves the same function it does in utero-covering, protecting, and nourishing the affected tissue. What sets amniotic tissue apart as an exceptional wound biomaterial is its rich composition of growth factors, cytokines, and anti-inflammatory properties. These elements are crucial for effective wound healing, making RxAmnion's amniotic tissue allografts a promising option in advanced wound care.
PuraPly® Antimicrobial Wound Matrix is a specialized wound care product designed for the effective management of various types of wounds, including partial and full-thickness wounds, pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, diabetic ulcers, and chronic vascular ulcers. Its antimicrobial properties act as a barrier against microbial colonization within the device and prevent microbes from penetrating through it. Additionally, PuraPly® is suitable for treating tunneled or undermined wounds, surgical wounds, podiatric conditions, wound dehiscence, trauma wounds like abrasions and lacerations, second-degree burns, skin tears, and draining wounds. This versatility makes it a comprehensive solution for a wide range of wound care needs.