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Foot Specialists of Austin, Cedar Park, and Georgetown -  - Podiatrist

Foot Specialists of Austin, Cedar Park, and Georgetown

Podiatrists located in Georgetown, TX

Foot Specialists of Austin, Cedar Park & Georgetown Specialize in wound care that can help chronic wounds heal faster.

Non-healing wounds require specialized care because underlying, complex conditions prevent the wound from going through the normal healing stages. The longer a chronic wound goes untreated, the greater your risk of infection, amputation and other complications.

At Foot Specialists of Austin, Cedar Park & Georgetown our wound care focuses on making sure there are no foreign particles in your wound that could create infection, then properly advanced wound dressing and safeguarding the wound so it has the ability to heal as quickly as possible. Dr Hurst, Dr Lisch & Dr Rao have advanced training and expertise in caring for wounds anywhere on the lower extremities of your body. They specialize in:

  • Diabetic wound care
  • Puncture wounds
  • Post-surgical wounds
  • Wounds from an injury
  • Pressure ulcers

Whatever type of wound is affecting your health, our team has the experience and commitment to the top-tier care that you need.

What happens if I experience a puncture wound on my foot?

Puncture wounds are unique because they can introduce foreign substances to your body, often far inside the wound. They’re also common, since simply stepping on sharp objects like nails or glass is enough to create a puncture wound.

If you experience a puncture wound in your foot, you should seek treatment within 24 hours. Your Foot Specialists of Austin, Cedar Park & Georgetown provider can then analyze the wound, ensuring no outside objects remain. They can even use an X-ray if needed to be completely certain your wound is thoroughly cleaned. The team may also prescribe antibiotics or recommend you get a tetanus shot. Then they dress your foot, giving you specific care instructions for it. They also educate you about the signs of infection so you can remain vigilant.

 How is wound care different for people with diabetes?

Because it decreases circulation in your extremities and can cause a loss of feeling, diabetes often results in slow-healing wounds in your feet. Left untreated, these diabetic ulcers can pose a serious threat, even leading to amputation.

The Foot Specialists of Austin, Cedar Park & Georgetown team is extremely experienced in treating diabetic ulcers. And as they deliver effective treatment, they also educate you about how to avoid future ulcers. They also offer vascular testing to identify areas where blood flow is poor, keeping you informed about parts of your feet and legs that may need extra attention. They offer advanced imaging in the office including MRI, digital X-ray and Ultrasound for through evaluation of wounds to make sure bone infection and/or abscess is not present from the chronic wound.

If you're interested in receiving treatment for your wounds,
Call Foot Specialists of Austin, Cedar Park & Georgetown at 
(512) 259-3338 today!