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Treating the Greater Dallas & Fort Worth Metroplex

Diabetic Ulcers

StrideWoundCare is an innovative wound care practice that provides flexible healing care with a servant's heart. We are happy to offer high-quality, tailored care plans to each patient in one of our clinics or their own home. Our expert medical professionals are dedicated to providing patients with advanced treatments for wound conditions. StrideWoundCare is proud to serve patients in Lewisville, Fort Worth, Dallas, Irving, and the neighboring communities in Denton County.

Diabetic Ulcers in Lewisville, TX
Diabetic Ulcers in Lewisville, TX

What are Diabetic Ulcers?

Diabetic ulcers, also known as foot ulcers, are a common complication when patients with diabetes are not managing their diet, exercise, and insulin treatments properly. As a result, the skin on the big toes and balls of the feet begin to break down and create large, open wounds. Because all patients with diabetes have the potential to develop foot ulcers throughout their lives, it's important they put extra care in their foot and physical health by eating well, using medical-grade skincare products, exercising often, and performing regular checks on their toes and the bottoms of their feet.

How Do I Know if I Have Diabetic Ulcers?

Common symptoms of diabetic ulcers that many of our patients find they experience include:

  • Swollen feet
  • Irritated toes and feet
  • Drainage
  • Redness
  • Unusual odor from the feet
  • Stains on socks or insides of the shoes

What Causes Diabetic Ulcers?

Diabetic foot ulcers are most commonly caused by nerve damage, high blood sugar, and poor circulation to the lower extremities. Patients find that long-term nerve damage and peripheral neuropathy may contribute to the onset of diabetic ulcers, as the feet aren't as active or checked as often as they should be. Patients may also notice diabetic foot ulcers begin to appear when they are not properly managing their insulin, diet, and exercise routine.

What Treatments are Available for Diabetic Ulcers?

There are many treatments for diabetic ulcers that our expert medical team members can provide for you, including:

How Much Does Treatment for Diabetic Ulcers Cost?

The cost of your diabetic ulcer treatment will vary depending on the type of treatment you receive, the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results, and your health insurance coverage. StrideWoundCare is also happy to offer financing options through CareCredit® that allow you to pay for your treatments at your convenience. To get a better idea of how much your diabetic ulcer treatments will cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with our doctors today.

StrideWoundCare provides patients with high-quality, tailored wound care plans in one of our clinics or from their homes. Our expert medical staff is proud to offer their services to patients in Dallas, Fort Worth, Lewisville, Irving, and the nearby communities of Denton County. Contact us to schedule your private consultation with our team members today.