Wound Care

Podiatrist & Foot & Ankle Surgeon located in Linwood and Mays Landing, NJ

Wound Care

Professional wound care reduces the risk of infection, promotes healing, and helps encourage healthy circulation. At Go Feet in Linwood and Mays Landing, New Jersey, board-certified podiatrist Stuart W. Honick, DPM, PT, offers comprehensive wound care to people of all ages, including state-of-the-art UltraMIST® ultrasound wound therapy. Call the nearest Go Feet office today to schedule wound care treatment, or book your appointment online. 

Wound Care Q & A

What is wound care?

Wound care involves diagnosing, treating, and preventing slow-healing wounds like diabetic ulcers. Anyone can experience a foot or leg ulcer, but it’s especially common in people with neuropathy and diabetes.

Partnering with Go Feet for wound care provides peace of mind and reduces the risk of a serious outcome, like gangrene and amputation. 

When should I schedule wound care?

Make an appointment at Go Feet for wound care if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Tingling
  • Changes to your skin or toenails, like blisters or cuts
  • Swelling
  • Loss of hair in the affected area

Seek treatment immediately if you notice signs of infection, like an open wound that’s red or oozing pus.

Who benefits from podiatry wound care?

You might benefit from podiatry wound care if you’re diagnosed with any of the following conditions:

  • Poor circulation
  • Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Neuropathy
  • Kidney disease

Lifestyle factors also increase your risk of slow-healing wounds, including using tobacco and drinking alcohol excessively. 

What happens during a wound care appointment?

Dr. Honick reviews your medical history, asks about your symptoms, and completes a podiatry exam. He looks at the wound on your foot or ankle, assessing its size, location, and appearance. 

If there are signs of infection, like redness, oozing pus, or warmth, Dr. Honick takes a biopsy sample and sends it to a lab for analysis. That helps him determine the best treatment approach. 

Dr. Honick might also order diagnostic imaging, like X-rays or an MRI, to see how far the infection extends beneath your skin. 

How are foot and ankle wounds treated?

At Go Feet, Dr. Honick takes a conservative and minimally invasive approach to wound care. He might recommend:

  • Topical wound care
  • Prescription antibiotics
  • Antiplatelet or anti-clotting medication
  • Compression clothes
  • Draining the wound
  • Custom orthotics
  • Removing dead or infected tissue (debridement)
  • Elevating your foot

If your wound doesn’t improve with these treatments, you might benefit from UltraMIST ultrasound wound therapy. 

This cutting-edge therapy uses low-frequency ultrasound to generate a healing mist. When applied to a slow-healing ulcer, the mist increases blood flow to the area, encouraging your body’s healing process. 

Call the nearest Go Feet office today to schedule wound care treatment, or book your appointment online.