Diabetic wounds, ulcers, and sores can be a significant burden to the quality of life for many people. These ulcers affect many people with diabetes, and some experts state that about 16% of people with diabetes will develop one or more at some point in their lifetime.
These wounds are typically caused by a lack of blood flow to the extremities, primarily the legs and feet, since they are furthest from the heart. High blood sugar levels can damage your nerves and blood vessels. This lessening of blood flow makes it harder for sores and cuts to heal, which in turn increases the likelihood of getting an infection. If left untreated, the wound could develop into gangrene, where the tissue dies, and the infected area would need to be amputated.
Who Can Get a Diabetic Wound and Ulcer
Anyone who has diabetes can develop an ulcer. These are primarily found in the feet. People who use insulin are at a higher risk of developing a diabetic wound than patients with diabetes-related kidney, eye, and heart disease.
Also, overweight individuals or those who use alcohol and tobacco can develop unwanted wounds and sores.
Patients who have had diabetes for many years can also develop neuropathy.
Vascular disease can complicate an ulcer, reducing the body’s ability to heal and increasing the risk for an infection. Increases in blood glucose can reduce the body’s ability to fight off a potential infection.
Corrective Action for Diabetic wounds
Interfyl: Here at Carolina Pain Relief Center, we utilize Interfyl as corrective action for Diabetic wounds and ulcers. Interfyl is an FDA-approved human connective tissue matrix. It is intended for use as the replacement of damaged skin tissue.
Interfyl contains vital growth factors that help provide the framework for cells to repair injured tissue and promote tissue repair. These growth factors also aid in reducing inflammation. This allows the Interfyl injections to adapt to the targeted area and promote healing. Since no surgery is needed, the treatment is non-invasive, and you can get back on your feet in no time.
How Diabetic Ulcers and Sores Are Formed
Diabetic Ulcers form due to a combination of factors, including:
- Poor circulation
- Foot deformities
- Friction or pressure
According to WebMD* the science of wound care has advanced significantly over the past ten years.
Here at Carolina Pain Relief Center, we have extremely effective solutions for patients who are coping with diabetic ulcers, wounds, and sores.
Our doctors provide safe, all-natural treatments that reduce pain, speed up healing, and prevent further infections from occurring.
If you or a loved one are looking for wound care in Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, or any nearby city in North Carolina, call us at 336-777-7364 to schedule a free, no-obligation health consultation.